Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (MMSc)

First Advisor

Brian D. Kiluk, PhD

Second Advisor

Kathleen Carroll, PhD


Substance use disorder is a condition that affects the brain and results in the inability of a person to manage their substance use. Approximately 9% of adolescents and young adults in the United States suffer from a substance use disorder, and the majority that receive treatment relapse within 6 months. Adolescents and young adults, especially those with low socioeconomic status, have access to fewer resources for treatment. In this study, we will assess an accessible computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment in adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders as an efficacious and durable treatment. We will use a prospective, randomized control trial to examine the percentage of drug-negative urine in young adults and adolescents with substance use disorder whose initial treatment includes Computer Based Training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT4CBT). Our goal is to expand access to treatment for young adults and adolescents with substance use disorder.

Open Access

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