Behavioral Therapy Development for Methamphetamine Abusers
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00249678
: November 7, 2005
Last Update Posted
: June 3, 2013
University of California, Los Angeles
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steve Shoptaw, University of California, Los Angeles
The purpose of this study is...to assess whether placing a substance abuse intervention for HIV+ methamphetamine users within an HIV medical care setting improves rates of follow-up on referral to treatment by primary care physicians; reduces drug use and sexual risk behaviors more than treatment-as-usual; and increases rates of adherence to HIV medication regimens.
Condition or disease
The Study Was Designed to Develop a Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Treating Methamphetamine Abuse in HIV Primary Care Settings.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
HIV-seropositive, GBM receiving medical treatment for HIV for at least 30 days prior to signing informed consent at the UCLA CARE clinic, aged 18-65
Willing to give informed consent and comply with study procedures;
Willing to provide consent to contact treating physicians and pharmacies to assess adherence to HIV medications;
Diagnosed with current methamphetamine abuse as determined by MINI; and
Interested in seeking treatment for their methamphetamine abuse and in participating in this research project.
Unwilling to give, or withdrawal of, informed consent;
Inability to understand nature of study;
A psychiatric condition that, in the principal investigator's judgment, warrants additional intervention to ensure participant safety (e.g., meets DSM-IV-TR criteria for current bipolar disorder or a psychotic disorder);
Current suicidal ideation or suicide attempt within the past 3 months; and
Concurrent dependence on opiates, alcohol, or benzodiazepines as determined by MINI.
Total lack of any type of healthcare coverage. These potential participants will be given low-fee treatment referrals.