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Brief Counseling to Reduce Injuries Among Emergency Department Patients Who Report Alcohol and Substance Use

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2008 by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Identifier:
First received: October 19, 2007
Last updated: October 7, 2008
Last verified: October 2008

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of two brief counseling sessions delivered to emergency department (ED) patients who report conjoint alcohol and marijuana use, in reducing injuries and other negative consequences, in comparison to an assessment only group.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Drinking
Marijuana Smoking
Behavioral: brief counseling
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reducing Injury, ETOH and THC Use Among ED Patients

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Substance use; injuries, alcohol and marijuana negative consequences [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mediators and moderators of treatment efficacy [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 554
Study Start Date: December 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
two brief counseling sessions delivered to ED patients who report conjoint alcohol and marijuana use
Behavioral: brief counseling
baseline assessment + two 40 minute sessions of brief counseling

Detailed Description:

Alcohol and substance use remain a significant predictor of injuries, health and psychosocial consequences.

ED patients who were not being treated for critical conditions were asked about their use of alcohol and marijuana. Patients who self-reported the use of both substances were asked to participate in the study.

Recruited participants were given a baseline assessment and then randomized a treatment or a control condition. The treatment condition consisted of two 40 minute sessions of brief counseling. The first session took place in the ED the second session occurred within two weeks of being seen in the ED.

Participants completed assessments three and twelve months after being recruited in the ED. The primary dependent variables for this study are 12 month injuries and self-reported levels of negative life consequences associated with alcohol and marijuana use.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female outpatients 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants will have a current DSM-IV diagnosis of alcohol dependence.
  • Participants will have signed a witnessed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who meet current DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, or a psychological disorder requiring medication.
  • Participants who have had more than seven days of inpatient treatment for substance use disorders in the 30 days previous to randomization.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00547963

United States, Rhode Island
Injury Prevention Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Janette Baird, PhD Injury Prevention Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Janette Baird, PhD, Injury Prevention Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University Identifier: NCT00547963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAA-BAI-013709, NIH Grant number 5R01AA013709
Study First Received: October 19, 2007
Last Updated: October 7, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):
Alcohol Drinking
Marijuana Smoking
Substance Use
Emergency Department (ED)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior processed this record on February 27, 2015