Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

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.

Project Period:
April 10, 2023 March 31, 2028

Funding Type(s):

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Geographic Area(s):
National, University of Washington

Practice Type(s):
Educational settings (e.g. universities, schools), Online/remote/apps/social media

Patient Population(s):
Adults, College Students, Young Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
PTSD, Substance use disorders/misuse