LEAP Manuscript Published Online

The HaRRT Center is proud to share this study by Center Co-Directors, Seema Clifasefi and Susan Collins, and the LEAP Advisory Board with you. This research suggests that ensuring that participants have access to activities that are meaningful to them and opportunities for leadership can help to decrease alcohol-related harm within a Housing First setting.

Our 2-arm, 6-month, nonrandomized controlled pilot trial tested the Life Enhancing Alcohol-management Program (LEAP), which entails resident-driven leadership opportunities, meaningful activities, and pathways to recovery aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm and improving quality of life, as an adjunct to Housing First.

We found that the LEAP was associated with increased engagement in meaningful activities, and greater involvement in the LEAP programming was associated with reduced alcohol use and alcohol-related harm.

Read the article here.