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Early Intervention for Minors in Possession of Alcohol/Drugs: A Feasibility Study (MAST1)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616212
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate two brief, sustainable interventions for a sample of 280 adolescents charged with an initial drug-related offense: Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) intervention for youth and the Parenting Wisely (PW) intervention for parents. Families are assessed for adolescent substance use, HIV-risk, recidivist substance-related offenses, treatment entry, and other areas of individual and family functioning.

It is expected that the combined MET+PW interventions will be more effective than a treatment-as-usual intervention (drug education group) for adolescents with parents not participating in PW.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Substance Use Disorder Delinquency Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy /Adol and PW for parents Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents Other: Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents Other: Drug Education for adolescents Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Illicit substance use and related problems among adolescents has been consistently high over the past decade and remains one of the most pressing public health concerns in the United States. The objective of this study is to conduct a pilot investigation of the feasibility and effectiveness of two brief empirically based treatments for adolescent substance abuse when implemented as early interventions for youth arrested and charged with first- or second-offense possession of alcohol or drugs. The two examined interventions are Motivational Enhancement therapy (MET) and Parenting Wisely (PW).

Over a one-year period, 280 adolescents and their parents will be referred to the study by the Juvenile Justice Centers in two Oregon counties within the Portland metro area. Families will be randomized to one of four intervention conditions; youth will receive either MET or a drug education intervention (EDUC), and the PW intervention for parents is present or absent. Participants will be assessed for adolescent substance use, HIV-risk, recidivist substance-related offenses, treatment entry, and other areas of individual and family functioning at intake and at 3- and 6-month follow-ups.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 239 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Early Intervention for Minors in Possession of Alcohol/Drugs: A Feasibility Study
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Parenting

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: TX1
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy /Adol and PW for parents
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other Name: MET / PW

Experimental: TX 2
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Other: Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for adolescents
Other Name: MET

Experimental: TX3
Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other: Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Drug Education for adolescents, Parenting Wisely for parents
Other Name: EDUC / PW

Experimental: TX4
Drug Education for adolescents
Other: Drug Education for adolescents
Drug Education for adolescents
Other Name: EDUC




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adolescent Substance Use and Related Problems [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 6 months ]
    The questionnaire used is called the Time Line Follow Back.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dysfunctional Discipline Practices [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at 6 months ]
    The questionnaire used to obtain this information is called Parenting Scale.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 13 - 17 years of age
  2. Referral for a 1st or 2nd Minor in Possession (Alcohol) or Less Than an Ounce (Marijuana) offense
  3. Adolescents living at home with at least one parent willing to participate in the study
  4. Adolescents with sufficient English-language ability to permit participation in the interventions
  5. Parent(s) with sufficient English- or Spanish-language ability to complete the English- or Spanish-language versions of PW and the assessment

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of psychotic or organic state of sufficient severity to interfere with understanding study procedures
  2. Danger to self and/or services other than outpatient treatment are required

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01616212


Locations
United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hyman Hops, Ph.D. Oregon Research Institute

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01616212     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA-12-033
First Posted: June 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 10, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
Teens
Parenting
Substance Abuse
Treatment Efficacy

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