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We invite you to participate in our study

This study is about alcohol misuse and emotional problems in young adult Canadians. Its purpose is to test the effectiveness of an 8-week, self-directed online treatment program designed to help you cope with symptoms of alcohol use and anxiety/depression.

Course program

Over the course of the 8-weeks, you will learn

  • strategies and techniques from 12 different modules to help you cope with these challenges
  • receive online support from our researchers
  • keep a diary with your alcohol use and mood
  • plan activities for each week

Our hope is that by the end of the program, you will experience a reduction in your alcohol use as well as your symptoms of anxiety/depression. During the study, all information you provide will be kept confidential. You will also receive a small honorarium for your participation.

Study procedure

  1. Read the participant information and give informed consent (registering an account)
  2. Fill out a baseline assessment and if elligible get assigned to 1 of 2 groups
  3. Take part in the 8 weeks program (3 hours / week)
  4. Fill out questionnaires after 8 weeks (from start)
  5. Fill out questionnaires after 6 month (from start)
  6. Finish study and receive compensation

Study Requirements

If you want to take part in this study, you need to be/have

  • between 18 and 35 years old
  • moderate levels of alcohol use, anxiety and depression (will be assessed via baseline questionnaire)
  • fluent in english
  • weekly internet access

Your benefits at a glance

  • You learn skills to cope with both drinking and emotional challenges and may improve your overall mental and physical heath
  • Anonymous and confidential
  • free of charge
  • as an online programe it can be used anytime from anywhere with internet access

If this sounds like something you would be interested, click the button below to read detailed study information and register an account.


Yes, I want to take part!