CBT4CBT - eHealth Intervention Research

The late Dr. Kathleen Carroll of Yale School of Medicine created an online addiction treatment tool called Computer-Based Training for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT4CBT) that teaches key concepts including dealing with cravings, problem solving and decision-making skills to help users reduce substance abuse.

CBT4CBT has been tested at various urban clinical sites in the United States and has been shown to lengthen periods of abstinence from substance use over a 6-month follow-up period. This trial evidence shows the potential benefits of this eHealth intervention for use in Canada but does not account for challenges commonly found during community and clinical implementation especially in Canada’s rural and remote communities.

This study focuses on the perspectives of addictions treatment service providers and administrators on aspects of ‘real world’ use of CBT4CBT, such as treatment uptake and retention, implementation barriers and challenges, ease of scale-up, and its value and commercialization potential.

Funding for this research was supported by the eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the PEI Department of Health and Wellness and Dr. Regis Duffy.