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Motivational Incentives for Enhanced Drug Abuse Recovery: Methadone Clinics. - 1

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00033020
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 8, 2002
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2017
Information provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the utilization of incentive values (considerably lower than those typically used in research clinics) to motivate clients to attend treatment and initiate and sustain abstinence.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Substance-Related Disorders Behavioral: Behavior Therapy Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The purpose of the proposed research is to implement and systematically evaluate, in community treatment settings, motivational incentive procedures that have been well researched and have proven efficacious in a variety of treatment research clinics. The study will determine if motivational incentives along with standard care therapy is more effective than standard therapy alone for the treatment of patients using cocaine or methamphetamine and entering a substance abuse treatment program.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 390 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Motivational Incentives for Enhanced Drug Abuse Recovery: Methadone Clinics
Study Start Date : April 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Drug Abuse

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ASI
  2. Opioid and cocaine use
  3. AIDS risk behavior

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Recent admission to an opioid substitution (methadone maintenance) CTP. Completed at least 4 weeks of maintenance at time of study entry
  2. Evidence of cocaine or methamphetamine use Minimum of one documented positive urine within 2 weeks of study entry. For those exiting a controlled environment, any stimulant use within two weeks of entering the controlled environment

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Unable to give informed consent (fails simple consent quiz)
  2. Answers yes to question: Are you in recovery from gambling? That is, have you stopped gambling because of previous gambling problems?

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00033020

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United States, California
Aegis Medical Systems, Inc.
Bakersfield, California, United States, 93301 4709
United States, District of Columbia
Oasis Clinic
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20002
United States, Maryland
Glenwood Life Counseling Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21212
United States, New York
Lower Eastside Service Center (LESC)
New York, New York, United States, 10007
Greenwich House, Inc.
New York, New York, United States, 10014
United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19141
United States, South Carolina
Charleston Center
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
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Principal Investigator: Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Identifier: NCT00033020    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00015418
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-CTN-0007-1
First Posted: April 8, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2017
Last Verified: April 2010
Keywords provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
substance use disorders
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders