Effect Of Case Management Following Discharge From Methadone Treatment

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2009
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this project is to assess whether enhanced outreach counseling (EOC) is an effective outreach strategy for discharged methadone maintenance patients compared to a standard referral procedure. EOC is a brief (30 minute) face-to-face intervention, followed by six weeks of ongoing telephone counseling/case management designed to help eligible out-of-treatment methadone patients re-enter treatment. Several studies have shown those patients who voluntarily re-enter treatment improve significantly following re-enrollment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Opioid-Related Disorders Behavioral: Case Management Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Enhanced Outreach Counseling Following Methadone Treatment Discharge
Study Start Date : April 1998
Study Completion Date : March 2001

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Patients who have been discharged from methadone maintenance treatment at the PVAMC who consented (as active patients) to be contacted for follow-up upon discharge.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00018226

United States, Pennsylvania
Drug Dependent Treatment Unit
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development Identifier: NCT00018226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADRD-022-97S
First Posted: July 5, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Opioid-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Antitussive Agents
Respiratory System Agents