SAFE STEPS -Combined Treatment of Alcohol Dependent
Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
||Denise Hien, PhD
||Frances Levin, MD
||Lisa Cohen, PhD
Allen Zweben, PhD
Stephen Donovan, MD
frame of study:
frame of participation:
of participants needed:
||Mount Sinai St. Luke's
Behavioral Science Research Unit
1111 Amsterdam Avenue, 11th Floor
(Corner of 114th St. & Amsterdam Avenue)
New York, NY 10025
The goal of this study is to contribute to the development
of effective treatments for women with co-morbid alcohol dependence and
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This research study offers women
with comorbid alcohol dependence and PTSD a combination of medication
and 12 weeks of individual one-hour psychotherapy sessions with trained
clinicians. In addition, women will have weekly appointments with a psychiatrist
during study participation.
The treatment provided is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
Criteria for Participation:
-Current Alcohol Dependence
The FREE treatment provided includes:
12 weeks of individual one-hour psychotherapy sessions
with a trained clinician. We are evaluating two behavioral treatments:
Seeking Safety, a treatment that focuses on substance abuse and trauma
related issues and Twelve-Step Facilitation, a treatment that focuses
on alcohol and substance abuse using the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.
We are also evaluating the use of Sertraline (trade name: Zoloft),
an antidepressant medication.
Participants can receive up to $165 during the course
of the study.