What is CBT4CBT?
CBT4CBT teaches cognitive and behavioral skills that can help people gain control over their use of drugs or alcohol.
These include skills like:
Recognizing and changing patterns of use
Coping with craving and urges to use drugs or drink
Challenging and changing negative thoughts
Improving decision making skills
Learning how to say NO effectively
Improving problem-solving skills
There are a lot of apps and programs out there—CBT4CBT is different because it has been tested and validated in more randomized clinical trials than any other program for substance use disorders.
Over 8 clinical trials show:
How does CBT4CBT work?
CBT4CBT is a self-guided web-based program that uses movies and interactive exercises to teach the skills described above.
There are 7 topics, or lessons; each takes about 30 minutes to complete. You can work at whatever pace you like.
All you have to do is press a button and the program guides you through the skills.
CBT4CBT has been demonstrated to be effective and durable in over eight independent randomized clinical trials.
If you are a healthcare professional interested in providing CBT4CBT to your patients, please go to the Providers section.
Who developed CBT4CBT?
CBT4CBT was developed by a team of researchers and clinicians at Yale University led by Kathleen Carroll through a series of randomized clinical trials that established evidence and effectiveness. Support for the development and evaluation of CBT4CBT has been provided by a series of grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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