Web-based CBT for Substance Misusing and PTSD Symptomatic OEF/OIF Veterans

Principal Investigator: Andrew Rosenblum

Although a significant minority of veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in VA primary care centers present with co-occurring PTSD and substance use problems, most do not receive adequate treatment. To address this public health concern, we propose to modify the content of an efficacious web-based CBT intervention that will target substance use, PTSD and other problems common among OEF/OIF veterans, and will conduct an economic analysis that will compare costs & benefits of our web-based intervention with usual treatment at VA primary care settings. Results of this study have the potential to markedly improve psychosocial treatment for substance use and related disorders among OEF/OIF veterans and enable rapid and widespread diffusion of a science-based intervention to this population.

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