Alcohol Care Management

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00419315
First received: January 4, 2007
Last updated: April 15, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

January 4, 2007
April 15, 2014
August 2007
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Treatment Engagement [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Treatment Engagement
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Alcohol Use [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Alcohol Use
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Alcohol Care Management
Primary Care Based Disease Management for Alcohol Dependence

A randomized study of Alcohol Care Management for the treatment of alcohol dependence in primary care settings.

Background: Alcohol dependence is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Despite the availability of efficacious treatments less than 20% of individuals with alcohol dependence are actively engaged in treatment. Within the VA system systematic screening was implemented to increase the identification of patients with both abuse and dependence. However, there continues to be a marked discrepancy in the care offered or accessed among those identified with alcohol dependence. Existing treatment guidelines suggest that all persons with dependence receive care in specialty addiction treatment. Data from our center indicate that among those individuals screened in primary care who have AUDIT - C scores of >7, only 30% are formally evaluated with 50% receiving only brief advice and 20% having no evidence of assessment or referral. Of those assessed and referred to specialty care only 60% attend an initial visit and only 33% meet the EPRP performance measure of 2 visits per month for 90 days. This disparity in treatment access exists even though Veterans self report a desire to cut down and readiness to change drinking behaviors. (VA ACQUIP) and a willingness to consider pharmacotherapy.

Aims: Available evidence suggests that primary care may be a key component in the identification of alcohol dependent patients, delivery of initial interventions, and to the success of addiction treatment. Indeed, the vast majority of screening and new case identification occurs within primary care. The primary aims of this proposal are to test the effectiveness of a primary care based Alcohol Care Management (ACM) program and to evaluate the barriers and facilitators to accessing and engaging individuals into treatment. The ACM program uses a Behavioral Health Specialist to deliver care focused on the use of pharmacotherapy in combination with psychosocial support (Medication Management). This model may overcome barriers to care such as frequent intensive visit schedules often required in specialty settings, stigma associated with specialty care or group therapy approaches, access to specialty care in remote areas, and the current focus on a 12 step model of treatment. Secondary aims are to establish the acceptability of primary care based treatments and defining treatment modifiers such as age, barriers, co-occurring depression, and pharmacogenetic response.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Alcohol Dependence
Behavioral: Alcohol Care Management
Care management for alcohol dependence with a focus on pharmacotherapy
  • Experimental: Arm 1
    Care management for alcohol dependence
    Intervention: Behavioral: Alcohol Care Management
  • Sham Comparator: Arm 2
    Usual care
    Intervention: Behavioral: Alcohol Care Management
Ahmadi J, Kampman KM, Oslin DM, Pettinati HM, Dackis C, Sparkman T. Predictors of treatment outcome in outpatient cocaine and alcohol dependence treatment. Am J Addict. 2009 Jan-Feb;18(1):81-6.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
163
July 2011
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be men and women = 18 years of age;
  • meet criteria for alcohol dependence;
  • drink more than an average of 2 drinks per day prior to study entry (over the last 60 days);
  • have adequate hearing to participate in assessment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • show no evidence of current abuse or dependence of illicit substances other than marijuana;
  • no current hallucinations;
  • no current symptoms of mania;
  • be relatively cognitively intact
  • not actively participate in specialized addition or behavioral health treatment within the prior 12 months
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00419315
IIR 06-058
Yes
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: David W. Oslin, MD Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Department of Veterans Affairs
April 2014

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