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Intervening to Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Substance Use Disorders

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Technical Report,30 Dec 2018,29 Dec 2019

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Regents at University of Michigan Ann Arbor United States

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Reducing suicide risk among active duty soldiers and Veterans is a national priority. Because substance use disorders SUDs are key risk factors for both fatal and non-fatal suicidal behaviors, SUD treatment program staff are in frequent contact with high-risk individuals. However, no data exist on the efficacy of suicide-specific interventions conducted in SUD Treatment. The proposed research study addresses this gap by testing the efficacy of a targeted intervention designed to reduce suicide risk in Veterans treated for SUDs. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT intervention compared to a Supportive Psycho-education Control SPC condition on subsequent suicidal thoughts and behaviors in Veterans with SUDs. Participant follow-ups and data analyses are ongoing.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Psychology

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