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Network Support for Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00845208
First Posted: February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark Litt, UConn Health
  Purpose
Relapse is the most serious problem in alcoholism treatment. The overall aim of the present study was to determine if a treatment directed at changing the patient's social network, from one that reinforces drinking behavior to one that reinforces sobriety, can create the conditions necessary for long-term treatment success. In addition, we intended to determine if explicit reinforcement for this change of social network (Contingency Management or ContM) would be more effective than the same network support intervention without contingent reinforcement for change.

Condition Intervention
Alcohol Dependence Behavioral: Network Support

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Network and Contingency Management for Alcohol Treatment

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Mark Litt, UConn Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion Days Abstinent [ Time Frame: Every 3 months out to 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Network Support for Abstinence [ Time Frame: every 6 months out to 2 years ]

Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: March 2002
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Case Management Behavioral: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence
Experimental: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence
Behavioral: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence
Experimental: Network Support + Contingency Mgmnt
12 weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence. Contingency management component added to reinforce efforts to make network changes.
Behavioral: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • meet DSM-IV criteria for Alcohol Dependence
  • at least 18 years old
  • Willing to accept random assignment to treatment conditions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute medical or psychiatric problems that require inpatient treatment
  • reading ability below the fifth grade level
  • lack of reliable transportation to the treatment site
  • excessive commuting distance to site
  • current dependence on drugs (except marijuana)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00845208


Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
UConn Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mark D Litt, PhD UConn Health
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Mark Litt, Professor, UConn Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AA12827
R01AA012827 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
1R01AA012827 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: February 17, 2009
First Posted: February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017

Keywords provided by Mark Litt, UConn Health:
Network Support
AA
Contingency Management

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