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Brief Interventions for Drop-out Re-engagement

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University Identifier:
First received: July 7, 2006
Last updated: September 16, 2014
Last verified: September 2014
We will evaluate a series of interventions intended to help individuals who drop out of substance abuse treatment re-engage in order to improve treatment outcome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Substance Abuse
Behavioral: brief (behavioral therapy)
Behavioral: Drop out re-engagement motivational intervention
Behavioral: standard care follow up
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Adaptive Brief Interventions for Drop-out Re-engagement

Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • retention into outpatient treatment [ Time Frame: 4, 8, 12, 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • substance abuse [ Time Frame: 4, 8,12,and 24 weeks ]
  • psychiatric symptoms [ Time Frame: 4, 8, 12, and 24 weeks ]

Enrollment: 299
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Standard care follow up
Standard care counselor follow up care phone calls or letters.
Behavioral: standard care follow up
routine counselor phone calls and letters
Experimental: Drop out reengagement motivational intervention
Single session office based or phone based motivational counseling session designed to promote participant re-engagement in standard treatment.
Behavioral: brief (behavioral therapy)
up t 3 sessions of phone or office based counseling sessions to promote re-engagement in treatment.
Behavioral: Drop out re-engagement motivational intervention
Up to 3 phone or office based counseling sessions to promote reengagement in treatment

Detailed Description:
We propose a 5-year Stage I behavioral therapy development study to: 1) prospectively evaluate risk factors for premature drop-out from outpatient treatment; 2) develop and test a manual of single session phone-and office-based interventions to re-engage these individual in treatment.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admission to outpatient treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • need for hospitalization
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00350571

United States, Connecticut
APT Foundation
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Connecticut Mental Health Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Sam Ball, PhD Yale School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yale University Identifier: NCT00350571     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 101010101
5P50DA009241 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: July 7, 2006
Last Updated: September 16, 2014

Keywords provided by Yale University:
behavior therapy
drug abuse therapy
outpatient care
therapy compliance
clinical trial phase I
outcomes research
social psychology
patient oriented research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 26, 2017