Cognitive Remediation and Work Therapy in the Initial Phase of Substance Abuse Treatment


Cognitive Impairment | Substance Abuse | Substance Dependence

What is the purpose of this trial?

The initial phase of substance abuse treatment is a vulnerable period for relapse. Cognitive impairments are common during this phase and may reduce the ability to benefit from other forms of substance abuse and rehabilitation services. The study compares a rehabilitation program that combines work therapy with computer-based cognitive training of attention, memory and executive functions to work therapy alone in a 3 months outpatient substance abuse program. It is hypothesized that cognitive training will increase days of sobriety during the active intervention and better substance abuse outcomes at 6 month follow-up.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years - N/A

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Yale University
December 2010
Last Updated:
August 3, 2011
Study HIC#: ID: NCT01410110