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Brief Intervention Combined With Health Coaching Via Social Media for Cannabis Use

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04316741
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 20, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2022
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Erin Bonar, University of Michigan

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to develop and test social media interventions to help young people increase well-being and reduce risky behaviors. The study will help researchers learn about ways to deliver wellness information in a way that is appealing and helpful to young people who use Snapchat.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cannabis Use Behavioral: Snapcoach Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Harnessing Social Media to Reduce Cannabis Use Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults in an Urban Emergency Department
Actual Study Start Date : October 19, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 21, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date : February 21, 2022

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Brief Intervention+Health Coaching
Brief intervention with social-media delivered health coaching
Behavioral: Snapcoach
A brief motivational interviewing-based intervention combined with health coaching via social media for 4 weeks

No Intervention: Control
Enhanced usual care brochure plus attention control with social media messaging

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brief Intervention Acceptability [ Time Frame: Immediate post-test administered after the session ]
    Acceptability ratings completed by participants for the brief intervention session

  2. Snapchat Acceptability Ratings [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Acceptability ratings completed by participants for the Snapchat-delivered health coaching

  3. Brief intervention feasibility [ Time Frame: Immediate ]
    % of participants assigned to condition who complete the brief intervention

  4. Snapchat health coaching feasibility [ Time Frame: Up to 1 month ]
    % of participants who complete key activities (e.g., % who add health coach on Snapchat, % who reply to at least 1 Snapchat message)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Individuals seen in the Emergency Department at Hurley Medical Center who meet these criteria

  • self-report of weekly or more frequent cannabis use for past 3 months
  • past month Snapchat use
  • ability to consent
  • English-speaking
  • between ages 18-25
  • smart phone ownership

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency Department presentation for suicidality and/or acute psychosis, being in police custody, or present with psychological distress requiring intensive social work (e.g. sexual assault)
  • having a medical cannabis card

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04316741

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United States, Michigan
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, Michigan, United States, 48503
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Principal Investigator: Erin Bonar University of Michigan
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Erin Bonar, University of Michigan:
Informed Consent Form  [PDF] June 7, 2021

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Responsible Party: Erin Bonar, Associate Professor, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT04316741    
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00139068
R34DA045712 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 20, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2022
Last Verified: March 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Marijuana Abuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders