Services Interventions for Injured ED Substance Abusers

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2005 by University of Michigan.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: November 7, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2005
History: No changes posted

The proposed study will compare three alternative interventions in the ED to promote linkage to substance abuse assessment, referral and treatment entry for those who meet abuse/dependence criteria for stimulants, cannabis, and/or non-injected opioids: (1) a 5-session Strengths-Based Case Management (SBCM) model; (2) a 2-session Brief Motivational Enhancement (BME); or (3) a one-time Brief Informational Feedback (BIF) session. The primary outcome variables for this trial include receiving an assessment and referral, treatment entry, degree of tretment completion, substance-related measures, health service utilization, health status changes, and psychosocial factors.

Condition Intervention
Drug Abuse
Behavioral: Strengths-Based Case Management
Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Behavioral: Brief Informational Feedback

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label

Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (1) adults age 19-55 presenting to the Hurley Medical Center ED within 24 hours of an injury; (2) ability to provide informed consent.

Additional inclusion criteria for intervention study: meets criteria for substance abuse or dependence for stimulants (cocaine powder, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine), cannabis (marijuana, hashish), and or opioids (noninjected heroin, other opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone) in the previous year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • (1) adult patients who do not understand English; (2) prisoners; (3) adults classified by medical staff as "Level 1 trauma"; (4) adults deemed unable to provide informed consent as stated above (e.g., intoxication, mental incompetence); (5) patients treated in the ED for suicide attempts and sexual assaults; (6) patients who have been in treatment for substance abuse in the past six months; (7) patients who are triaged to psychiatric emergency services; and (8) patients who report injecting heroin or other opioiates in the past year.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00251173

Contact: Lynn S Massey, MSW 734-998-7454 ext 319

United States, Michigan
Hurley Medical Center Recruiting
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Contact: Lynn S Massey, MSW    810-424-4874   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Frederic C Blow, PhD University of Michigan
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00251173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1 R01 DA016591-01A1
Study First Received: November 7, 2005
Last Updated: November 7, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on October 09, 2015