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Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Research group Berner

Suchtforschung

Research group
leader:

Prof. Dr. M. Berner
Phone: +49 (0)761 270 - 69740
Email: michael.berner@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Secretariat: Frau J. Martin 
Phone: +49 (0)761 270 - 68320
Email: jutta.martin@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Fax: +49 (0)761 270 - 66190

Group members:
Research assistants:Sonja Wahl, Dipl.-Psych.
(sonja.wahl@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Jeanette Röhrig, Dipl.-Psych.
(jeanette.roehrig@uniklinik-freiburg.de)
Hannah Schmidt, M. Sc.
(hannah.schmidt@uniklinik-freiburg.de)
Katrin Winter, Dipl.-Psych.
(katrin.winter@uniklinik-freiburg.de)
Study nurse:Manfred Weber
(manfred.weber@uniklinik-freiburg.de)
Student assistants:Samuel Fahrer, B. Sc.
(samuel.fahrer@uniklinik-freiburg.de
Sonja Becker, B. Sc.
(sonja.becker@uniklinik-freiburg.de)
Doctoral/master
candidates:
Sebstian Kromer, cand. med.
Sabine Lorch, cand. med.
Kristin Deddner, cand. psych.
Rabea Keller, B. Sc.
Verena Oschmann, B. Sc.

Research focus

The research focus is on alcohol-related disorders. It can be thematically grouped into the following categories:

  • Alcohol use among adolescents and young adults
  • Prevention and early detection of alcohol-related disorders
  • Screening questionnaires for detection of alcohol-related disorders
  • Treatment allocation of patients with alcohol-related disorders
  • New psychotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of alcohol dependence
  • Addiction and addiction treatment from a patient perspective
     

Research projects (ongoing projects)

  • Emotion recognition and regulation of patients with alcohol dependence (collaboration: Prof. Dr. M. Berking, University of Marburg, project assistant: Sonja Wahl, Jeanette Röhrig)
  • Influence of schemas, modes and traumatic events on the relapse rate of alcohol-dependent patients (project assistant: Jeanette Röhrig)
  • Treatment allocation of patients with alcohol-related disorders – a pilot study (collaboration: Dr. A. Buchholz, UKE Hamburg-Eppendorf, project assistant: Jeanette Röhrig)
  • Allocation treatment of patients with alcohol-related disorders with the Dutch instrument "Measurements in the Addictions for Triage and Evaluation" (collaboration: Dr. A. Buchholz, UKE Hamburg-Eppendorf, Dr. L. Kraus, IFT München, Prof. Rist, University of Münster, project assistant: Jeanette Röhrig, Samuel Fahrer)
  • Instruments for treatment allocation of patients with alcohol-related disorders – a systematic review (collaboration: Dr. A. Buchholz, UKE Hamburg-Eppendorf, project assistant: Jeanette Röhrig)
  • Heuristic treatment allocation of patients with alcohol-related disorders (project assistant: Katrin Winter, Sabine Lorch, Sebstian Kromer)
  • TramTalk (collaboration: Stadt Freiburg (Prärie-Projekt) and Arbeitskreis Suchthilfe Freiburg, project assistant: Sonja Wahl)
  • "Predrinking" - New forms of alcohol use by young people: survey using quantitative and qualitative methods (project assistant: Sonja Wahl)
  • Catamnesis investigation of patients with alcohol dependence from a rehab centre - a qualitative survey (collaboration: Tagesklinik Glotterbad, project assistant: Sonja Wahl)
  • Individually-adapted treatment of alcohol dependence (collaboration: Prof. K. Mann, Central Institute for Mental Health, Medical Faculty Mannheim, project assistant: Sonja Wahl)
  • Screening questionnaires for detection of alcohol use disorders in primary care. Systematic review of the screening properties and meta-analysis (project assistant: Hannah Schmidt, Rabea Keller, Verena Oschmann)
  • A phase 4, non-treatment follow-up for cardiac assessments following use of smoking cessation treatments in subjects with and without history of psychiatric disorders, Protocol Number A3051148 (collaboration: Pfizer, project assistant: Andreas Jähne, Manfred Weber, Sonja Wahl, Jeanette Röhrig)
  • A phase 4, randomized, double-blind, active and placebo-controlled, multicenter study evaluating the neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of 12 weeks Varenicline Tartrate 1mg BID for smoking cessation in subjects with and without a history of psychiatric disorders, Protocol Number A3051133 (collaboration: Pfizer, project assistant: Andreas Jähne, Manfred Weber, Sonja Wahl, Jeanette Röhrig)
  • A phase 4, 12-week, Double blind, Placebo-controlled multicenter study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Varenicline Tartrate (CP-526,555) 1 mg BID for smoking cessation in subjects with depression, Protocol number A3051122 (collaboration: Pfizer, project assistant: Andreas Jähne, Manfred Weber, Sonja Wahl, Jeanette Röhrig)
     

Selected publications

  • Mann, K., Lemenager, T., Hoffmann, S., Reinhard, I., Hermann, D., Batra, A., Berner, M., Wodarz, N., Heinz, A., Smolka M., Zimmermann, U., Wellek, S., Kiefer, F., Anton, R. & The PREDICT Study Team (2012) Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled pharmacotherapy trial in alcoholism conducted in Germany and comparison with the US COMBINE study. Addiction Biology.
  • Wahl, S., Sonntag, T., Röhrig, J., Kriston, L., Berner, M. (2012). Characteristics of predrinking and associated risks - a survey in a sample of German high school students. International Journal of Public Health, DOI 10.1007/s00038-012-0409-2.
  • Wahl, S., Brockhaus, B., Herrmann, J.M., Lucius-Hoene, G., Röhrig, J. & Berner, M. (2012) Wirkfaktoren einer tagesklinischen Behandlung aus der Sicht alkoholabhängiger Patienten – eine qualitative narrative Interviewstudie. PPmP, 62; 102-110.
  • Röhrig, J., Nafz, M., Strohm, P.C., Bengel, J., Hodel, T., Wahl, S. & Berner, M. (2012) Suchtberatung in der unfallchirurgischen Notaufnahme - Implementierung einer Kurzintervention bei alkoholintoxikierten Patienten. Unfallchirurg. DOI: 10.1007/s00113-012-2171-6.
  • Röhrig J, Flaig S, Niebling W, Ruf D, Wahl S, Berner M. Früherkennung und Behandlung alkoholbezogener Störungen: Eine Prä-Post-Studie zur Verbesserung der Vernetzung von Hausarzt und Suchtberatung Suchttherapie 2011; 12: S134–140
  • Frick KM, Loessl B, Brueck RK, Kriston L, Jaehne A, Riemann D, Gann H, Batra A, Wodarz N, Mann KF, Berner MM. What Works for Patients in Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol Addiction? An Explorative Study into Clients’ Evaluation of Subjective Factors and Therapy Satisfaction. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 2011;5: S 27–34.
  • Wahl S, Kriston L, Berner M. Drinking before going out – A predictor of negative nightlife experiences in a German inner city area. International Journal of Drug Policy 2010; 21(3): S251-254.
  • Berner MM, Kriston L, Bentele M, Härter M. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for detecting at-risk drinking. A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2007; 68: S461-473.
  • Berner MM, Bentele M, Kriston L, Mänz C, Clement H-W, Härter M, Mundle G. DOVER and QUVER - new marker combinations to detect and monitor at-risk drinking. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2006; 30: S1372-1380.
     

Funding

  • BmBF: „Allocation of patients with alcohol use disorders to appropriate levels of care according to a decision algorithm based on a standardized intake assessment“
  • BmBF: Screening questionnaires for detection of alcohol use disorders in primary care. Systematic review of the screening properties and meta-analysis

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