Project STATE

Project STATE (STress-related Alcohol Thoughts and Emotions): 

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) co-occurs frequently with harmful alcohol use and alcohol use disorder. This presents unique challenges to successful alcohol use disorder treatment. Indeed, emerging alcohol interventions that can adapt to individuals’ fluctuating drinking risks as they go about their daily lives (i.e., just-in-time adaptive interventions) have largely not yet considered the role of trauma in alcohol outcomes. This project will use both qualitative and ecological momentary assessment designs to identify affective cognitions that drive in-the-moment trauma-related drinking. Such cognitions could be important targets for future just-in-time adaptive interventions.