This trial has been completed.

Conditions driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence, heavy drinking, alcohol abstinence
Treatments right turns web application, treatment as usual
Sponsor Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP
Start date May 2014
End date August 2016
Trial size 58 participants
Trial identifier NCT02071836, NIAAA 2R44020174


The overall objective of this project is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a web application for first-time DWI offenders that will provide them with an age-appropriate brief motivational intervention (BMI) to motivate them to reduce their drinking and a cognitive behavioral intervention (CBI) for to help them achieve and maintain abstinence. The goal is to reduce heavy drinking and consequently the risk for future drunk driving.

The specific objectives of this Phase II are:

- Completing the development of the Right Turns prototype based on feedback from the Phase I pilot study participants. This includes: providing more structure and guidance as participants work in the Tool Box section of the program; simplifying the content of the Tool Box; further R&D in the text messaging feature for 2nd and 3rd tier cellular providers; implement a customized pdf report function for progress reports from the program to users' probation officers (under control of the user); developing a follow-up component and outcome reports; and revising the videos in the Tool Box to reflect greater diversity and a younger population of drinkers.

- Conducting a randomized clinical trial of the program with first time DWI/DUI offenders who are recruited locally, collecting follow-up data, analyzing the data, and reporting the results.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose treatment
Masking no masking
Right Turns web application
right turns web application
treatment as usual
(Active Comparator)
Treatment as usual
treatment as usual

Primary Outcomes

Quantity/frequency of alcohol use: Form 90
time frame: 3 months
Inventory of Drug Use Consequences (InDuC)
time frame: 3 months

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: at enrollment

Eligibility Criteria

All participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - be a first-time DWI offender - have a 5th grade reading level - has a computer with Internet access at home - own a cell phone with text messaging Exclusion Criteria: - age less than 18 - recent history of uncontrolled psychotic or bipolar behavior - evidence of significant cognitive impairment from brain dysfunction (e.g., head injury)

Additional Information

Official title A Web Application to Reduce Heavy Drinking in First-time DWI Offenders
Principal investigator Reid K Hester, Ph.D.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP.