Brief Alcohol Intervention for School-to-Work Transitions
This study has been completed.
First Posted: March 7, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2012
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Suzanne M. Colby, Brown University
This is a 2-year research project to test the efficacy of brief motivational intervention for reducing heavy alcohol use in young adults transitioning out of high school. Participation occurs within 3 months prior to graduation or within 1 year following graduation or dropout from high school. Heavy drinkers ages 17-20 will be randomly assigned to receive one session of BMI or one session of relaxation training. All participants complete identical assessments at baseline and immediately post-intervention (during session 1). Participants also complete in-person 6-week and 3-month follow up assessments to evaluate intervention effects. Study aims involve: a) testing the comparative efficacy of BMI; b) identifying moderators (person-level predictors) of intervention response; and c) identifying mediators (mechanisms) of intervention effects, that is, how BMI exerts its effect on outcomes.
|Binge Drinking||Behavioral: Brief Motivational Counseling Behavioral: Relaxation training|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Brief Alcohol Intervention for School-to-Work Transitions|
Further study details as provided by Suzanne M. Colby, Brown University:
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Timeline Follow Back assessing number of standard drinks [ Time Frame: 3 months ]This assessment is used to measure average number of drinks per week, frequency of drinking, frequency of binge drinking, average BAC and peak BAC.
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 week and 3 month follow ups ]Measure of problem severity in young adult drinkers.
- Help Seeking [ Time Frame: 6 week and 3 month follow ups ]
- Drinking Reduction Strategies [ Time Frame: 6 week and 3 month follow ups ]
- Employment Outcomes [ Time Frame: 6 week and 3 month follow ups ]
- Life Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 6 week and 3 month follow ups ]
- Adolescent Reinforcement Survey [ Time Frame: 6 week and 3 month follow ups ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Placebo Comparator: Relaxation training||
Behavioral: Relaxation training
One hour training in relaxation techniques
|Active Comparator: Brief Motivational Counseling||
Behavioral: Brief Motivational Counseling
One hour session of brief motivational counseling focused on reduction of heavy drinking.
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