The iTAP Study for Veterans

The iTAP Study for Veterans

This project aims to evaluate improvement of insomnia as a mechanism of improvement in alcohol use outcomes.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Participants assigned to the CBT-I condition will attend 1-hour individual sessions of CBT-I once a week for five weeks. A sixth week of treatment will be included - and scheduled for the same date as the post-treatment assessment - if the participant and research team agree that it would be beneficial (e.g., if a participant has difficulty grasping cognitive therapy concepts). Consistent with clinical guidelines (Schutte-Rodin, Broch, Buysse, D more on

Behavioral - Sleep Hygeine

All participants will receive a one-page handout on sleep hygiene that includes personalized normative feedback on their alcohol use. This is the only intervention that participants assigned to the Sleep Hygiene condition will receive and is consistent with what may be expected as standard care in a doctor's visit with a primary care physician.

The Impact of Insomnia Treatment on Heavy Alcohol Use Among Returning Veterans