Want to try a computer training program that may enhance your brain functioning?

This project offers Veterans a computer training program (Alcohol Approach Bias Modification [AABM]) so we can study how it affects brain functioningand alcohol use.

Am I eligible for this study?
We are looking for Veterans, between the ages of 18 and 65, who (1) drink alcohol in large amounts OR (2) drink alcohol in small amounts/not at all.

What will I do if I participate in this study?

If you are a Veteran who drinks alcohol in large amounts:

  • Sit through a brain scan (functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI] and complete psychiatric and neurocognitive assessmentsto determine if you are eligible and if it is safe for you to participate.
  • Complete 9 sessions of computer training over the course of 3 weeks at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
  • Attend a follow-up visit 4 weeks after your last computer training session.

If you are a Veteran who drinks alcohol in small amounts or not at all:

  • Attend screening/baseline visits to determine if you are eligible.
  • Attend a follow-up visit 12 weeks after the screening/baseline visit.

Do you offer a monetary incentive?
Veterans who drinks large amounts of alcohol ---up to $507 Veterans who drink small amounts of alcohol or not at all ---up to $148

Who do I contact to get started?
To see if you are a potential match with this study, contact the Study Coordinator, Nicole Bautista, to schedule a phone screen.

Study Coordinator: Nicole Bautista
Phone Number: 415-221-4810 x 22329