As part of IU’s response to the addiction crisis, a new study from the IU School of Education will test cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for young adults suffering from alcohol or drug addiction.
Participants from IU and the community who are deemed eligible are randomized into one of two conditions, cognitive-behavioral therapy or counseling provided by the Center for Human Growth. The course of counseling ranges from 8 to 10 sessions, including a follow-up with participants after three and six months. Ellen Vaughan, Associate Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology, and Lynn Gilman, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Human Growth, are co-investigators in the study. In addition to testing a specific intervention, they are hoping to increase access to counseling for young adults who want to make changes in their alcohol and drug use.