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Examining Effects of Domain Specific Episodic Future Thinking on Cannabis Use

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05324813
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 12, 2022
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2022
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Dartmouth College
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Sofis, Advocates for Human Potential

Brief Summary:
The overarching goal of this online study is to compare the efficacy of six (weekly) sessions of Domain-Specific Episodic Future Thinking (DS-EFT) relative an active control condition on improving the ability to value future rewards and reducing cannabis use (grams and days of use), tobacco use, and alcohol use among.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Marijuana Use Marijuana Dependence Tobacco Use Alcohol Use, Unspecified Behavioral: Domain-Specific Episodic Future Thinking Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Examining Effects of Domain Specific Episodic Future Thinking on Cannabis Use
Estimated Study Start Date : April 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2022

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Domain-Specific Episodic Future Thinking Behavioral: Domain-Specific Episodic Future Thinking
Individualized intervention that provides systematic prompts to enable creation and envisioning of positive future events across multiple life domains.

Active Comparator: Episodic Recent Thinking Control Condition Behavioral: Domain-Specific Episodic Future Thinking
Individualized intervention that provides systematic prompts to enable creation and envisioning of positive future events across multiple life domains.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of cannabis use grams [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]
  2. Number of cannabis use days [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of tobacco use days [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]
  2. Number of alcohol use days [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]
  3. Number of tobacco use times [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]
  4. Number of alcoholic drinks [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]
  5. Rate of delay discounting [ Time Frame: 1-week follow-up ]
    5-trial adjusting delay discounting task



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 18 or older
  • reside in the U.S.
  • report wanting to reduce cannabis use (4 or higher on scale of 1-10 with higher scores indicating greater desire to reduce use)
  • report using cannabis at least 10 days in the last month
  • report using cannabis at least 100 days in their lifetime
  • Data quality checks passed

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05324813


Contacts
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Contact: Michael J Sofis, PhD 14128678991 msofis@ahpnet.com

Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
AHP Corporate Office Recruiting
Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States, 01776
Contact: Michael Sofis    412-867-8991    sofismichael2@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Sofis, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Michael Sofis
Dartmouth College
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Michael J Sofis, PhD AHP
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Responsible Party: Michael Sofis, Senior Scientist, Advocates for Human Potential
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05324813    
Other Study ID Numbers: 7420
First Posted: April 12, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2022
Last Verified: April 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol

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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
Marijuana Use
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders