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Behavioral Couples Therapy for Female Drug-Abusing Patients (CPW-D)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2012 by Harvard University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Timothy J. O'Farrell, Harvard University Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2010
Last updated: August 7, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

August 16, 2010
August 7, 2012
July 2009
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
percent days abstinent from illicit drugs [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01189305 on Archive Site
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Behavioral Couples Therapy for Female Drug-Abusing Patients
Behavioral Couples Therapy for Female Drug-Abusing Patients

In treating drug addiction, many studies of male patients show Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT) helps the whole family (the drug abuser, the relationship partner, and their children) and is more effective than typical individual and group counseling. Only one study of BCT has been done with female drug-abusing patients, and results were promising but not definitive. The proposed study will test with married or cohabiting female drug-abusing patients whether BCT will produce more positive outcomes for the women, their male partners, and their children than standard individual counseling for the patient alone.

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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug Abuse
  • Behavioral: Behavioral Couples Therapy
    Behavioral Couples Therapy
  • Behavioral: Individual Drug Counseling
    Individual Drug Counseling
  • Experimental: Behavioral Couples Therapy
    Intervention: Behavioral: Behavioral Couples Therapy
  • Experimental: Individual Drug Counseling
    Intervention: Behavioral: Individual Drug Counseling
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
June 2014
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female patients with primary drug abuse diagnosis & their relationship partners
  • patient married or cohabiting with relationship partner
  • partner without current alcohol or drug problem

Exclusion Criteria:

  • both patient and partner without severe mental health disorders
18 Years and older
Contact: Vyga Kaufmann, PhD 508-799-9000 ext 4043
Contact: Fay Larkin, MA 508-799-9000 ext 4043
United States
1R01DA025618, 1R01DA025618
Timothy J. O'Farrell, Harvard University
Harvard University
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Timothy J O'Farrell, PhD Harvard University
Harvard University
August 2012

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