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Treating substance use and traumatic stress among adolescents and young adults

This study aims to better understand PTSD and substance use.
We are comparing the efficacy of two psychological therapies for co-occurring substance use and traumatic stress among young people aged 12-21 years.

Through this trial we hope to improve our understanding of how best to treat young people experiencing traumatic stress, who are also using alcohol or other drugs.

After completing a brief screening questionnaire, eligible participants will receive up to 16 weekly sessions with a clinical psychologist. They will also complete three research interviews at baseline, 4- and 12-month follow up.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria will be assessed by a member of the research team who will conduct a brief screening questionnaire with potential participants. 

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are aged 12-21 years
  • Have experienced or witnessed traumatic event such as a serious accident, physical or sexual assault
  • Are finding it difficult to forget about what happened or are avoid thinking or talking about it
  • Are using alcohol or other drugs to cope
  • Are fluent in English. 

How to participate

Please register your interest via our website 
https://www.copea.org.au

Alternatively you can call or text us on 0432 950 878 or email us at matilda.copea@sydney.edu.au