Effect Of Case Management Following Discharge From Methadone Treatment

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: December 2004

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 Intervention Phase
Opioid-Related Disorders
Behavioral: Case Management
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Enhanced Outreach Counseling Following Methadone Treatment Discharge

Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Study Start Date: April 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2001

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00018226

United States, Pennsylvania
Drug Dependent Treatment Unit
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00018226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADRD-022-97S
Study First Received: July 3, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 13, 2015