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Developing Violence Prevention Therapy for Substance Abusers

This study has been completed.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephen Chermack, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: October 30, 2007
Last updated: August 4, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
The purpose of this project is to develop and pilot test a violence prevention intervention for men and women in treatment for substance use problems.

Condition Intervention Phase
Substance Use Disorders
Behavioral: IVPT
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Development of Violence Therapy for Substance Abusers

Further study details as provided by Stephen Chermack, University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Interpersonal Violence [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 month follow-up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • alcohol and drug use [ Time Frame: 3 and 6 month follow-up ]

Enrollment: 131
Study Start Date: June 2004
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: IVPT
Intervention based on Motivational Interviewing and CBT
Behavioral: IVPT
Violence prevention intervention based on Motivational Interviewing and CBT


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of substance use related problems
  • Interpersonal Violence history in the year before recruitment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary opiate dependence
  • Presence of active psychotic disorder
  • < 18 years of age
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00551863

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Stephen T Chermack, Ph.D. University of Michigan
  More Information


Responsible Party: Stephen Chermack, Principal Investigator, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00551863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DA017295-01A1 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
R01DA017295 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: October 30, 2007
Last Updated: August 4, 2015

Keywords provided by Stephen Chermack, University of Michigan:
alcohol, drugs, aggression, substance use disorder treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017