This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions intimate partner violence, alcohol use
Treatments standard batterer intervention, brief alcohol intervention
Phase phase 2
Sponsor The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Collaborator National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Start date July 2003
End date December 2012
Trial size 253 participants
Trial identifier NCT00539955, NIAAA-STU_014193_0111-001-M, R01AA014193


The goal of this project is to examine whether, relative to standard care, violence and alcohol use outcomes can be improved by a brief, motivationally based adjunct alcohol treatment for men enrolled in batterer intervention programs. We hypothesize that men randomized to also receive the brief alcohol intervention will have better partner violence and alcohol use outcomes than men who are randomized to the batterer intervention program alone.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Standard 40 hour state-mandated batterer intervention
standard batterer intervention
Standard state-mandated batterer intervention program (40 hours)
Brief alcohol intervention combined with standard batterer intervention
brief alcohol intervention
Brief alcohol intervention combined with state mandated batterer intervention program

Primary Outcomes

Intimate partner violence Substance use
time frame: one year

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Participation in a batterer intervention program - Hazardous drinking

Additional Information

Official title Brief Intervention to Reduce Drinking Among Batterers
Principal investigator Gregory L. Stuart, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The University of Tennessee Knoxville.