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STOP Study

 

 

 

 

Self-Regulation Therapy for Opioid addiction and Pain (STOP)

Our team's core research study examines a tailored psychosocial treatment for managing chronic pain, reducing opioid use, and improving quality of life. The STOP therapy is a novel, free, and noninvasive group psychotherapy treatment for chronic pain and opioid use.

We are currently recruiting for this study! Our team is looking for anyone who is:

  • 18-65 years old
  • Diagnosed with opioid use disorder and chronic pain to participate in:

There are 12 weeks of no-cost online, group therapy sessions and 3 assessment sessions for which you will be compensated.

  • Eligibility involves a short phone screening prior to participation.
  • Financial compensation for all sessions provided upon study completion.

For more information on the study and participation, contact our team! We are happy to talk with you and see if the STOP study is a good fit for you!

EMAIL us at:

stopstudy@hotmail.com

Call us at:

303-578-8770

COMIRB#: 17-1849  PI: Amy Wachholtz PhD, MDiv, MS

I-STOP Study

 

 

 

Inpatient / Intensive Self-regulation Therapy for Opioid addiction and Pain (I-STOP)

An ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) funded clinical trial based on our successful outpatient STOP protocol that is modified for in an inpatient or intensive outpatient setting. This eight-week group therapy research study uses cognitive behavioral, and self-regulation practices to identify if we can improve pain management and reduce opioid cravings. This novel treatment integrates biofeedback and exercise interventions to help patients maintain healthy lifestyle choices during substance use treatment.

We are currently recruiting for this study! We are partnered with several inpatient treatment centers and are seeking additional providers or centers interested in implementing this research treatment protocol. Our team is looking for participants who are:

  • currently admitted or have previously been admitted to an inpatient treatment center or intensive outpatient program
  • 18-65 years old
  • diagnosed with opioid use disorder and some form of chronic pain

The program consists of 8 weeks of no cost online, group therapy sessions as well as exercise sessions and assessments. 

  • Financial compensation for all sessions provided upon study completion.

For more information on the study and participation, contact our team! We are happy to talk with you and see if the I-STOP study is a good fit for you!

EMAIL us at:

istopresearchstudy@gmail.com

Call us at:

303-578-8770

IRB#: STUDY20191186  PI: Nora Nook PhD

Join the Lab!

Join as a volunteer, undergraduate research coordinator, graduate student, or post-doctoral researcher!

If you are interested in working with the lab please email Dr. Wachholtz ( amy.wachholtz@ucdenver.edu ).