Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy for Women's Substance Abuse Treatment
The primary purpose of this exploratory and developmental study is to evaluate a mind-body intervention for relapse prevention for women in addiction treatment. The proposed intervention, Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT), is a novel mind-body intervention designed to enhance embodiment and to facilitate mindfulness through the combination of massage, body awareness exercises and the acquisition of mindfulness skills. The treatment goals of MABT include reduction of avoidant coping responses, increase of emotional-regulation, and decrease of trauma symptoms through access to and acceptance (vs. avoidance) of sensory and emotional experience. These are thought to be important for relapse prevention given the positive association between stress, negative affect and relapse; and risk of relapse associated with PTSD symptoms. Mind-body interventions in relapse prevention are of increased clinical and scientific interest, particularly for the potential to overcome automatic response patterns that are associated with lapse and relapse in substance use treatment. This proposal falls within the current NIDA research portfolio focus on the development of interventions that will help people better cope with stress, negative affect, and trauma.
- Aim 1: To examine feasibility of recruitment to and retention in MABT as an adjunct to substance abuse treatment. Specifically, to describe a) study enrollment and barriers to recruitment, b) sample characteristics, c) response to randomization, d) session attendance, and e) loss to follow-up.
- Aim 2: To describe MABT acceptability to study participants and substance abuse treatment staff.
- Aim 3: To compare the effect of body-oriented therapy plus treatment-as-usual vs. treatment-as-usual only on reported days abstinent for overall substance use and primary drug use among women receiving substance abuse treatment, in order to estimate the effect size. Secondary analyses will examine for intervention effects on related outcomes including days abstinence on biochemical screens for substance use, body connection indicators, avoidant coping, stress reactivity, co-morbid psychological distress, and physical well-being.
|Substance Use Disorder||Behavioral: Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy for Women's Substance Abuse Treatment|
- Percent Days Substance Use [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Mind-body intervention
Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy
Behavioral: Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy
8 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each delivered to women in substance use disorder treatment
|No Intervention: Treatment as Usual|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01280916
|United States, Washington|
|Kirkland, Washington, United States, 98034|
|Principal Investigator:||Cynthia J Price, PhD||University of Washington|