Bright Horizons

Brief Study Summary

  • Bright Horizons is a promising, culturally-adapted intervention to address binge alcohol use in adolescents
  • This is a multi-phase mixed-methods study with qualitative interviews with Apache youth informing the adaptation and later evaluation of Bright Horizons

Background information

  • Bright Horizons is a brief intervention to be delivered in one 2-4 hour session that teaches cognitive restructuring, emotion regulation and problem-solving, and motivational interviewing
  • It is designed to reduce alcohol and other substance use in youth and connect individuals with treatment

What we are doing

  • Phase 1 of the study involves 30 qualitative interviews with youth ages 12-17. We have planned for 15 of the interviewees to be youth who use substances, and 15 to be youth who do not use substances. We will ask them about skills and strategies that could be incorporated into the curriculum
  • In phase 2, the study team will adapt the curriculum based on phase 1 findings and pilot the updated lesson with approximately 10 youth
  • Phase 3 will use a randomized control trial to test the effectiveness of the lesson in 100 youth ages 12-17 with recent binge substance use

How this will help improve health in your community

  • This curriculum holds promise for reducing youth binge substance use
  • The qualitative interviews will help ensure it is relevant and responsive to youths’ attitudes and behaviors before we begin to test its effectiveness

Program Manager: Novalene Goklish

Contact information:

Phone: 928-338-5215/928-594-0149