This is a study of an app intended to support recent sexual assault survivors, called THRIVE. In a prior grant, we pilot tested THRIVE and found that it reduced risk for alcohol misuse and posttraumatic stress. In the first year of this grant, we aim to revise the app to increase usability and inclusivity. In the second through fifth years of the grant, we will conduct a larger randomized controlled trial of multiple versions of the app among college students who have experienced sexual assault in the past 12 weeks. This will allow us to identify the most effective and low-burden version of THRIVE. If we are successful in identifying a highly effective and efficient version of THRIVE, this intervention would represent a highly-scalable strategy to reduce the substantial burden of posttraumatic stress and alcohol misuse on student survivors and campus service systems.
April 10, 2023 — March 31, 2028
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National, University of Washington
Educational settings (e.g. universities, schools), Online/remote/apps/social media
Adults, College Students, Young Adults
PTSD, Substance use disorders/misuse