Early Intervention for Minors in Possession of Alcohol/Drugs: A Feasibility Study (MAST1)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01616212
First received: May 29, 2012
Last updated: April 30, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate two brief, sustainable interventions for a sample of 280 adolescents charged with an initial drug-related offense: Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) intervention for youth and the Parenting Wisely (PW) intervention for parents. Families are assessed for adolescent substance use, HIV-risk, recidivist substance-related offenses, treatment entry, and other areas of individual and family functioning.

It is expected that the combined MET+PW interventions will be more effective than a treatment-as-usual intervention (drug education group) for adolescents with parents not participating in PW.


Condition Intervention Phase
Substance Use Disorder
Delinquency
Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy /Adol and PW for parents
Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Other: Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other: Drug Education for adolescents
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Early Intervention for Minors in Possession of Alcohol/Drugs: A Feasibility Study

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Oregon Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adolescent Substance Use and Related Problems [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The questionnaire used is called the Time Line Follow Back.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dysfunctional Discipline Practices [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The questionnaire used to obtain this information is called Parenting Scale.


Estimated Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: TX1
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy /Adol and PW for parents
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other Name: MET / PW
Experimental: TX 2
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Other Name: MET
Experimental: TX3
Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other: Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other Name: EDUC / PW
Experimental: TX4
Drug Education for adolescents
Other: Drug Education for adolescents
Drug Education for adolescents
Other Name: EDUC

Detailed Description:

Illicit substance use and related problems among adolescents has been consistently high over the past decade and remains one of the most pressing public health concerns in the United States. The objective of this study is to conduct a pilot investigation of the feasibility and effectiveness of two brief empirically based treatments for adolescent substance abuse when implemented as early interventions for youth arrested and charged with first- or second-offense possession of alcohol or drugs. The two examined interventions are Motivational Enhancement therapy (MET) and Parenting Wisely (PW).

Over a one-year period, 280 adolescents and their parents will be referred to the study by the Juvenile Justice Centers in two Oregon counties within the Portland metro area. Families will be randomized to one of four intervention conditions; youth will receive either MET or a drug education intervention (EDUC), and the PW intervention for parents is present or absent. Participants will be assessed for adolescent substance use, HIV-risk, recidivist substance-related offenses, treatment entry, and other areas of individual and family functioning at intake and at 3- and 6-month follow-ups.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 13 - 17 years of age
  2. Referral for a 1st or 2nd Minor in Possession (Alcohol) or Less Than an Ounce (Marijuana) offense
  3. Adolescents living at home with at least one parent willing to participate in the study
  4. Adolescents with sufficient English-language ability to permit participation in the interventions
  5. Parent(s) with sufficient English- or Spanish-language ability to complete the English- or Spanish-language versions of PW and the assessment

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of psychotic or organic state of sufficient severity to interfere with understanding study procedures
  2. Danger to self and/or services other than outpatient treatment are required
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01616212

Locations
United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hyman Hops, Ph.D. Oregon Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616212     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA-12-033
Study First Received: May 29, 2012
Last Updated: April 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
Teens
Parenting
Substance Abuse
Treatment Efficacy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014