Smoking-Cessation and Stimulant Treatment (S-CAST)

This study has been completed.
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University of Cincinnati Identifier:
First received: February 25, 2010
Last updated: October 3, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of substance-abuse treatment as usual plus smoking-cessation treatment (TAU+SCT), relative to substance-abuse treatment as usual (TAU), on drug-abuse outcomes. Specifically, this study will evaluate whether concurrent smoking-cessation treatment improves, worsens, or has no effect on stimulant-use outcomes in smokers who are in outpatient substance-abuse treatment for cocaine or methamphetamine dependence.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cocaine Dependence
Methamphetamine Dependence
Nicotine Dependence
Other: Smoking-cessation treatment
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Smoking-Cessation and Stimulant Treatment (S-CAST): Evaluation of the Impact of Concurrent Outpatient Smoking-Cessation and Stimulant Treatment on Stimulant-Dependence Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by University of Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Stimulant-free weeks assessed by self-report and twice-weekly urine drug screens [ Time Frame: Week 16 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Drug-free weeks assessed by self-report and twice-weekly urine drug screens [ Time Frame: Study Week 16 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Point-prevalence abstinence (smoking outcome) [ Time Frame: Week 10 assessment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Four week continuous smoking abstinence [ Time Frame: Post-quit days 15-42 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Stimulant-free urine drug screens [ Time Frame: 3- and 6-month follow-up visits ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Drug-free urine drug screens [ Time Frame: 3- and 6-month follow-up visits ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Point-prevalence abstinence (smoking outcome) [ Time Frame: 3- and 6-month follow-up visits ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 538
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Smoking-cessation treatment + substance treatment as usual Other: Smoking-cessation treatment
Smoking cessation treatment includes four components: 1. brief weekly individual smoking-cessation counseling study weeks 1-10; 2. extended-release (XL) bupropion (300 mg/day)study weeks 1-10; 3. nicotine inhaler (6-16 cartridges per day ad libitum)during the post-quit treatment phase; 4. prize-based contingency management during the post-quit treatment phase.
No Intervention: Substance-treatment as usual
Treatment as usual is outpatient stimulant-dependence treatment as typically provided by the participating site.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of cocaine/methamphetamine dependence
  • Smoked cigarettes for at least 3 months
  • Currently smoking > 6 cigarettes/day
  • Have an interest in quitting smoking
  • Enrolled in outpatient treatment at a participating site

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of current alcohol or sedative dependence, bipolar disorder; or a life-time diagnosis of anorexia nervosa or bulimia
  • Seeking/receiving treatment for opiate-agonist replacement therapy
  • Medical conditions that could compromise participant safety
  • Taking medications with known/potential interactions with bupropion
  • Hypersensitivity to bupropion, nicotine, or menthol
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Abnormal ECG
  • Recent smoking cessation treatment
  • Use of tobacco products other than cigarettes in the past week
  • Likely to enter residential/inpatient treatment within 10 weeks
  • Have all stimulant-positive urine drug screens during screening/baseline
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01077024

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Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States, 91730
Tarzana Treatment Centers
Tarzana, California, United States, 91356
United States, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32246
United States, Missouri
Gibson Recovery Center, Inc.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, 63703
United States, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43207
United States, Oregon
Roseburg, Oregon, United States, 97470
United States, Pennsylvania
Addiction Medicine Services
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, South Carolina
Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29204
Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County
Pickens, South Carolina, United States, 29671
Summerville, South Carolina, United States, 29483
United States, Texas
Nexus Recovery Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75228
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Theresa Winhusen, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by University of Cincinnati

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Cincinnati Identifier: NCT01077024     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-CTN-0046, 5U10DA013732, 3U10DA013732-10
Study First Received: February 25, 2010
Last Updated: October 3, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Cincinnati:
Stimulant treatment
Smoking Cessation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
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