Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MI + CBT)
This study looks at the effects of a new therapy protocol called motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy (MI + CBT) versus telehealth delivered MI + CBT, in treating and preventing relapse in people who used to abuse opioids.
How It Works
If you participate in this study, you will be randomly assigned to get 12 weeks of counseling in the telehealth delivered MI + CBT group or the in-person MI + CBT group. Both groups will attend 12 weeks of group counseling sessions utilizing MI + CBT.
What You Will Do
Both groups must complete the following:
- Ages 19-70 using medications for opioid use disorder
- Participate in 12 weeks of group therapy sessions lasting one hour to 90 minutes held once a week
- Complete questionnaires at the beginning, at week 6, week 12, and 2 months after completing the group sessions
- Provide a saliva sample every time you complete the questionnaire
- Participate in an exit interview at the end of the study, which will last about 30 minutes
- You will be given $15 each time you complete the questionnaires and provide a saliva sample
- Transportation assistance may be available for participants in the in-person MI + CBT group