Insomnia | The Effect of Family History on Insomnia During Sobriety in Alcoholics

Insomnia research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The investigators intend to assess the following: - the efficacy of CBTi in treating insomnia during recovery, - does a family history of alcoholism moderate the insomnia symptoms, - does an improvement in insomnia lead to a decrease in impulsivity.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Presence of insomnia currently 2. DSM IV diagnosis of alcohol dependence within the past year 3. Not in acute alcohol withdrawal and within a year of sobriety from alcoholism 4. Patients with moderate-severe sleep apnea compliant on their PAP device 5. Can speak, understand and print in English. 6. Is capable of giving written informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Dependence on psychoactive substance (excluding alcohol, nicotine and cannabis) in the past 12 months, or evidence of chronic opiate use. 2. Unstable/serious psychiatric condition e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. 3. Unstable or serious medical/neurologic illness 4. Severe cognitive impairment 5. Untreated moderate - severe obstructive sleep apnea

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)Behavioral management of insomnia

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

CBT-ICognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Monitor Only (M.O.)

Study Status


Start Date: June 2012

Completed Date: July 2016

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Insomnia Severity Index total score

Secondary Outcome: Time Line Follow Back measure

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Subhajit Chakravorty, M.D.

Lead Sponsor: Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center


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