An adaptation of “Snow Control”, an internet delivered intervention for problematic cocaine use, to an intervention for problematic methamphetamine use

February 2016

Dr Robert Tait

Project description: 

There are limited treatment options for users of methamphetamine, with no approved pharmacotherapy. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is effective but with very limited availability. Effective internet delivered treatment programs have been developed for users of alcohol and tobacco and with some promising data for illicit drug users.

This project will adapt an intervention originally designed for cocaine users (Snow Control) in Switzerland for Australian methamphetamine users.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with a local treatment service (Holyoake) and Dr Michael Schaub from the Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction.