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Transitional Treatment of Adolescents in Family Therapy (Transitions)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00680381
First Posted: May 20, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to test different treatments to reduce relapse for drug-abusing adolescents who have completed family therapy. Adolescents receive 12 weeks of family therapy, designed to strengthen family relationships and develop skills for helping the adolescent avoid drug use. Then they are randomly assigned to receive one of three eight-week follow-up treatments: phone calls from a project therapist, group therapy, or a customized schedule of therapist visits with the adolescent, the adolescent's family and teachers, coaches, probation officers and others who can help the adolescent reach or maintain abstinence. Families are assessed using questionnaires and interviews before, during and after treatment, to provide information about family functioning, the adolescent's drug use, the adolescent's peers and other factors that may contribute to treatment success or failure. Adolescents also provide urine specimens for drug screening at assessment visits. Study investigators expect the study will show that a functional family environment and insulating adolescents from the influence of peers who use drugs will help prevent relapse for adolescents who have received family therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Substance Abuse Behavioral: MTI, Minimal Transitional Intervention Behavioral: GTI, Group Transitional Intervention Behavioral: STI, Systems Transitions Intervention Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Transitional Treatment of Adolescents in Family Therapy

Further study details as provided by Oregon Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Drug use levels for adolescents who have received family therapy and one of the three aftercare regimens [ Time Frame: pretx and 6 wks, 4 , 7 and 12 mos. post initial therapy session ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Following 12 weeks of Functional Family Therapy (FFT), semi-weekly therapist phone calls for eight weeks.
Behavioral: MTI, Minimal Transitional Intervention
Following 12 weeks of Functional Family Therapy (FFT), semi-weekly phone calls from a therapist for eight weeks.
Active Comparator: 2
Following 12 weeks of FFT, weekly one-hour group therapy for eight weeks
Behavioral: GTI, Group Transitional Intervention
Following 12 weeks of FFT, weekly one-hour sessions of group therapy for eight weeks.
Active Comparator: 3
Following 12 weeks of FFT, an eight-week, customized series of therapist visits with the adolescent, family, teachers, coaches and others who can support the adolescent's reduced level of drug use.
Behavioral: STI, Systems Transitions Intervention
Following 12 weeks of FFT, an individualized eight-week series of therapist meetings with the adolescent, family, police, teachers, coaches and others who can support the adolescent's reduced drug use.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. At least one parent, step-parent, or surrogate parent willing to participate in the study
  2. 13 to 18 years if age
  3. meets DSM-IV (APA, 1994) diagnostic criteria for substance abuse or dependence
  4. Lives in the Albuquerque metropolitan area or surrounding communities with a parent, step-parent, or surrogate parent; AND
  5. Sufficient residential stability to permit probable contact at follow-up (e.g., not homeless at time of intake).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of psychotic or organic state of sufficient severity to interfere with understanding of study instruments and procedures
  2. Adolescent deemed dangerous to self or others during evaluation
  3. Services other than outpatient treatment required for the adolescent (e.g., inpatient, detoxification)
  4. Adolescent already has participated in treatment project at CFAR; AND
  5. A sibling is already participating in project.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00680381


Locations
United States, New Mexico
Oregon Res. Inst. Center for Family & Adolescent Research (CFAR)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87102
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Holly B. Waldron, Ph.D. Oregon Research Institute Center for Family and Adolescent Research (ORI/CFAR)
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00680381     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA15762
R01DA015762 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 16, 2008
First Posted: May 20, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
adolescent substance abuse

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