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Facilitating Adolescent Self-Change for Alcohol Problems

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Verified May 2015 by Sandra Brown, University of California, San Diego
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Sandra Brown, University of California, San Diego Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2012
Last updated: May 27, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
This present multi-site investigation compares a voluntary brief intervention for adolescent alcohol problems to an educational comparison condition. Measures are taken at intake and at 4 and 12 weeks post intake to determine effectiveness of the intervention to promote personal change efforts and arrest progression of alcohol problems. This study tests cognitive mechanisms of change and treatment characteristics and processes associated with youth self-regulation to reduce or stop hazardous drinking.

Condition Intervention Phase
Test the BI for Adolescents With Drinking Experience in 3 Cities at 6 Schools. Behavioral: Motivation interviewing based brief intervention Behavioral: Standard Intervention Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Sandra Brown, University of California, San Diego:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Alcohol use and problems [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognitive mediators [ Time Frame: one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 9400
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Brief intervention
Motivational intervention based brief intervention
Behavioral: Motivation interviewing based brief intervention
Standard intervention
Standard intervention condition
Behavioral: Standard Intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All 9th-12th graders at six schools from 3 sites across the country are eligible to participate, regardless of alcohol experience

Exclusion Criteria:

  • exclusion prior to 9th grade and after 12th grade
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01690026

Contact: Sandra A Brown, Ph.D. 858-534-3526
Contact: Mark G Myers, Ph.D. 858-642-3436

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Sandra Brown, Vice-Chancellor of Research, University of California, San Diego Identifier: NCT01690026     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Project Options
Study First Received: September 12, 2012
Last Updated: May 27, 2015 processed this record on August 23, 2017