Project Name: NarXii
Principal Investigator(s): Debra Kaysen, PhD & Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD
Grant Title: Emotional Engagement and Relapse to Alcohol Use in Women with a History of Trauma
Sponsor: NIAAA, Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
Project Period: 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2012
The overall goal of this study was to examine emotional engagement with the trauma memory during treatment for AUD as a predictor of decreased relapse to alcohol use following treatment. Specifically, this research investigated the direct relationship between emotional engagement and self-reported alcohol cravings and relapse at 3-months post-treatment for AUD, the relationship between beliefs about ability to tolerate trauma-related emotions, coping motives for alcohol use and self-reported alcohol cravings and relapse at 3-months post-treatment for AUD, and whether coping beliefs mediate the relationship between emotional engagement, alcohol cravings, and relapse.