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Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12)

This study has been completed.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis Donovan, University of Washington Identifier:
First received: December 13, 2007
Last updated: October 24, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a combined group and individual 12-Step facilitative (TSF) intervention, Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12 -Step (STAGE-12), improves substance -related outcomes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug Abuse
Behavioral: STAGE-12
Behavioral: Treatment as Usual
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12): Evaluation of a Combined Individual-Group Intervention to Reduce Stimulant and Other Drug Use by Increasing 12-Step Involvement

Further study details as provided by Dennis Donovan, University of Washington:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Days of Stimulant Use [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Number of days of use of stimulant drugs within 30-day blocks across a 6-month post-baseline period

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Attendance at 12-step Meetings [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Days of attendance at 12-step meetings within 30-day blocks across a 6-month post-baseline period

Enrollment: 471
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: STAGE-12
STAGE-12 received 3 individual and 5 group 12-step facilitation sessions focusing on 12-step principles plus an intensive referral in which counselors linked participants to community-based 12-step volunteers. These sessions took the place of 3 individual and 5 group sessions in the standard intensive outpatient drug treatment program and were integrated into treatment as usual.
Behavioral: STAGE-12
The STAGE-12 intervention will consist of a combination of five group and three individual sessions. The five group sessions will be taken from the Project MATCH Twelve Step Facilitation manual as modified for use with drug abusers and adapted for delivery in a group format. The group sessions will be augmented by three individual sessions derived from the introductory and termination sessions from the TSF manual and incorporating elements of the brief intensive 12-step referral procedure.
Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual
Treatment as usual received standard care provided in intensive outpatient drug treatment program without the STAGE-12 components.
Behavioral: Treatment as Usual

Detailed Description:
This protocol is to evaluate the degree to which a combined group and individual 12-Step facilitative (TSF) intervention, Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12 -Step (STAGE-12), improves substance -related outcomes compared to treatment as usual (TAU) without STAGE-12 among stimulant abusers. The primary objective is to evaluate reduction in percent of days of stimulant use as measured by self-report. Secondary objectives include evaluating reduction in percent days of use of other substances, the degree to which STAGE-12 increases involvement in 12-step activities and attendance at 12-step meetings, and the extent to which such 12 -step involvement and meeting attendance mediate substance use outcomes.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • seeking outpatient treatment for stimulant abuse or dependence
  • current diagnosis of stimulant abuse or dependence
  • willing to participate in the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not sufficiently medically or psychiatrically stable
  • pending legal action that would inhibit their participation in the study
  • in need of detoxification from opiates
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00573183

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United States, Washington
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Everett, Washington, United States, 98134
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Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Dennis Donovan, Ph.D. University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Dennis Daley, Ph.D. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Dennis Donovan, Professor, University of Washington Identifier: NCT00573183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-CTN-0031
U10DA013714 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: December 13, 2007
Results First Received: June 4, 2013
Last Updated: October 24, 2016

Keywords provided by Dennis Donovan, University of Washington:
Cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, other stimulant drugs

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 25, 2017