Network Support for Alcohol Treatment 2
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||coping skills training|
|Sponsor||University of Connecticut Health Center|
|Collaborator||National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)|
|Start date||September 2009|
|End date||December 2015|
|Trial size||160 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01129804, 09-050, R01AA012827|
The Network Support project is part of an ongoing effort to improve treatment for alcohol dependent patients. The Network Support Project is designed to help patients change their social network from one that reinforces drinking behavior to one that reinforces sobriety.
160 patients will be assigned to one of two treatments. Each of the treatments will last 12 weeks. The first is a Network Support (NS) treatment designed to help patients develop new acquaintances and social networks. It is expected that alcohol dependent patients will benefit from increasing their contact with non-drinking people. This NS condition will be compared to a packaged CBT program for alcoholics (PCBT) that is designed to teach a number of skills to help people stop drinking, but does not address social networks per se.
In order to better understand what is happening to the investigators patients, the investigators will be using daily computerized telephone calls to ask about people's experiences. This will be done both before and after treatment. Patients will also be asked to participate in follow-up interviews every 3 months for 2 years following the end of treatment.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Proportion Days Abstinent
time frame: Every 3 months out to 2 years
Social Network Change
time frame: every 6 months out to 2 years
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 85 years old.
- 18 yo
- meets Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for alcohol dependence
- acute medical or psychiatric problems that require inpatient treatment (e.g., acute psychosis, or suicide/homicide risk)
- reading ability below the fifth grade level
- lack of reliable transportation to the treatment site, or excessive commuting distance
- inability to understand English
|Official title||Network Support for Alcohol Treatment: Mechanisms and Effectiveness|
|Principal investigator||Mark D Litt, Ph.D.|
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