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Use of Naltrexone in a Clinical Setting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: July 2003
This 12-week trial will compare individuals receiving naltrexone or placebo plus substance abuse counseling therapy versus those receiving only substance abuse counseling therapy in a rural, nonacademic setting. A followup period of 12 months is included. The effect on service utilization and the cost of the addition of naltrexone to treatment services for alcohol dependence also will be assessed. The study will expand existing research concerning the effectiveness of naltrexone in clinical trials versus a clinical setting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcoholism Drug: naltrexone (Revia) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Naltrexone in a Community Setting

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2002

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meets criteria for alcohol dependence (within the past 3 months).
  • Meets criteria for another substance use disorder (except narcotic dependence) but must identify alcohol as the primary substance of abuse.
  • Must be able to provide an informed consent.
  • Consent to random assignment and be willing to commit to possible medication treatment and research follow-up.
  • Must be eligible for treatment at the Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meets criteria for opiate dependence.
  • Clinically significant medical problems such as collagen-vascular disease, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal or endocrine problem that would impair participation or limit medication ingestion.
  • Hepatocellular disease.
  • Women who are pregnant, nursing, or not practicing an effective means of birth control.
  • Currently being prescribed naltrexone.
  • Known sensitivity or allergy to naltrexone.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00000445

United States, South Carolina
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00000445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAABRA11747
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Narcotic Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on August 18, 2017