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Computer-delivered Psychosocial Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by National Development and Research Institutes, Inc..
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Information provided by:
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00957775
First received: August 11, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate the acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a web-based, skills training program for adolescents with substance use disorders.


Condition Intervention
Substance-Related Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Marijuana Abuse
Behavioral: Usual care
Behavioral: Computer-delivered ACRA

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Computer-delivered Psychosocial Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

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Further study details as provided by National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • substance use [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • acceptability of intervention [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV risk behavior [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • psychosocial functioning [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 84
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Usual care
Participants will receive the usual care (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, self-help groups) provided at the treatment site.
Behavioral: Usual care
Participants will receive the usual care (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, self-help groups) provided at the treatment site.
Other Name: treatment-as-usual (TAU)
Experimental: Computer-delivered ACRA
Participants and willing caregivers will receive a computer-delivered intervention for 12 weeks, based on the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach to substance abuse treatment.
Behavioral: Computer-delivered ACRA
Participants and willing caregivers will receive a computer-delivered intervention for 12 weeks, based on the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach to substance abuse treatment.

Detailed Description:

Substance use among youth remains a major public health problem. About half of all 12th graders have tried an illicit drug and over 72% of this same age group have used alcohol. Rates of abuse of prescription opioids among youth are estimated to have increased about 542% in the past decade. Although effective substance abuse treatment programs for youth exist, they are currently of limited reach. Only 1 in 10 adolescents who need substance abuse treatment receive any care. An interactive, computer-delivered psychosocial (skills-training) intervention has the potential to address these challenges, as it allows for complex interventions to be delivered at a low cost, without increasing demands on staff time or training needs. It may also be highly acceptable to youth and enable widespread dissemination of science-based treatment in a manner that ensures fidelity.

In this project, we plan to develop and evaluate the acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a web-based, skills training program for adolescents with substance use disorders. The content of this program will be based in a model of psychosocial substance abuse treatment for youth that has been shown to be effective in prior scientific research. It will be provided via an interactive, delivery system that employs informational technologies that are effective in promoting relevant knowledge and skills. Adolescents in substance abuse treatment will help shape the development of this program. To our knowledge, the planned program will be the first interactive program to provide comprehensive, psychosocial substance abuse treatment to adolescents via computer-based technology.

This research will contribute new information relevant to increasing the delivery of science-based psychosocial treatment to adolescents with substance use disorders in a manner that is cost-effective and which may promote the adoption of effective treatment.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of non-nicotine alcohol or drug use disorder
  • English speaking
  • Parental consent to participate for adolescents under the age of 18.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of psychiatric disorders that require intensive level of services, such as active psychosis, active mania or active suicidality
  • Plan to move out of the area within the next 3 months
  • Insufficient ability to understand and provide informed consent/assent to participate
  • Lack sufficient ability to use English to participate in the consent/assent process, the interventions or assessments
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00957775

Contacts
Contact: Michelle Acosta, Ph.D. 212-845-4535 acosta@ndri.org

Locations
United States, New York
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.; St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Not yet recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10010; 10025
Sub-Investigator: Ramon Solhkhah, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa Marsch, Ph.D. National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00957775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DA025072, R01DA025072
Study First Received: August 11, 2009
Last Updated: August 11, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.:
Substance Abuse Treatment
Adolescents
Substance-Related Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Marijuana Abuse

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Disease
Marijuana Abuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 19, 2014