EMDR and addiction: Preliminary results of a randomised clinical trial (RCT) in patients with alcohol dependancy (N> 100)

Description

We will present the first data of a large Randomized Clinical Trial (N >100) on EMDR and addiction conducted in six Dutch outpatient addiction care centres. Patients were outpatient alcohol dependent patients without PTSD. Participants were randomly assigned to either treatment as usual (TAU) or TAU plus 7 EMDR therapy sessions (each 90 min.). EMDR therapists were trained and supervised in the Dutch EMDR and Addiction Protocol (Hornsveld & Markus, 2014)*.
Data were collected per participant over a period of 8 months: pre- and posttreatment, and follow-up after 1 and 6 months. Assessment included biomarkers (bloodsamples), implicit attention tasks as well as participant-report questionnaires. The study protocol has been published elsewhere (Markus, De Weert-Van Oene, Becker, & DeJong, 2015). * Clinical features of the Dutch EMDR and Addiction

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Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Wiebren Markus
Hellen Hornsveld

Original Work Citation

Markus, W., & Hornsveld, H. (2016, June). EMDR and addiction: Preliminary results of a randomised clinical trial (RCT) in patients with alcohol dependancy (N> 100). Research track: Addiction, Depression and Neurobiology. Presentation at the at the 17th EMDR Europe Association Conference, The Hague

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“EMDR and addiction: Preliminary results of a randomised clinical trial (RCT) in patients with alcohol dependancy (N> 100),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/23966.

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