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Characterizing Methamphetamine Withdrawal in Recently Abstinent Methamphetamine Users: A Pilot Study

This study has been completed.
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University of Arkansas Identifier:
First received: April 1, 2008
Last updated: February 22, 2010
Last verified: February 2010
Results First Received: October 22, 2009  
Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only;   Time Perspective: Prospective
Conditions: Methamphetamine Dependence
Methamphetamine Withdrawal

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Recruitment Details
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A total of 13 participants were recruited for enrollment in study entry.

Pre-Assignment Details
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A total of 5 participants did not meet study criteria and did not enter the study proper, leaving a total of 8 eligible subjects.

Reporting Groups
Methamphetamine Dependent Methamphetamine dependent participants admitted to Recovery Centers of Arkansas

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Methamphetamine Dependent
STARTED   8 [1] 
Withdrawal by Subject                1 
Physician Decision                1 
[1] 1 dropped out of treatment and the other had untreated hypertension

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Methamphetamine Dependent Methamphetamine dependent participants admitted to Recovery Centers of Arkansas

Baseline Measures
   Methamphetamine Dependent 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   8 
>=65 years   0 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 32.67  (5.8) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   5 
Male   3 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   8 

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1.  Primary:   Methamphetamine Selective Severity Assessment (MSSA)   [ Time Frame: Baseline through week 4 ]

2.  Primary:   Methamphetamine Withdrawal Assessment (MAWA)   [ Time Frame: Baseline through week 4 ]

3.  Secondary:   Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) Rating Score   [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
The small sample size (N=6) is a significant limitation of the current study.

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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Michael J Mancino
Organization: UArkansas
phone: 501-526-8442

Responsible Party: Michael Mancino, M.D. Primary Investigator, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT00653263     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Alcohol & Substance Dependence
Study First Received: April 1, 2008
Results First Received: October 22, 2009
Last Updated: February 22, 2010