This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition drug abuse prevention
Treatment realteen
Sponsor Columbia University
Collaborator National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Start date March 2013
End date January 2017
Trial size 788 participants
Trial identifier NCT01813123, AAAJ3409, R01DA031782


This study is designed to develop and test a gender-specific, web-based drug abuse prevention program. Study participants will be adolescent girls aged 13 and 14 years who will complete all measures online. Randomly assigned girls will also interact online with a skills-based program and subsequent annual booster sessions.

The study's primary hypothesis is that rates of 30-day alcohol and drug use will be lower among girls assigned to receive the intervention.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
(No Intervention)
A web-based, gender-specific program intended improve girls' cognitive and behavioral skills. Each of the 9 sessions requires approximately 20 minutes. After initial intervention, girls will receive two annual booster sessions (i.e., a 20-minute review of previously learned material indexed to new age).

Primary Outcomes

30-day alcohol and drug use
time frame: Up to 3 years

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 13 years up to 14 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - resident of USA - speaks English - have private computer with Internet Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title A Web-Based Intervention to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Adolescent Girls
Principal investigator Traci M Schwinn, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Columbia University.