Network Support for Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mark Litt, University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00845208
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: September 19, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
  Purpose

Relapse is the most serious problem in alcoholism treatment. The overall aim of the present study was to determine if a treatment directed at changing the patient's social network, from one that reinforces drinking behavior to one that reinforces sobriety, can create the conditions necessary for long-term treatment success. In addition, we intended to determine if explicit reinforcement for this change of social network (Contingency Management or ContM) would be more effective than the same network support intervention without contingent reinforcement for change.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Dependence
Behavioral: Network Support
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Network and Contingency Management for Alcohol Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of Connecticut Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion Days Abstinent [ Time Frame: Every 3 months out to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Network Support for Abstinence [ Time Frame: every 6 months out to 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: March 2002
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Case Management Behavioral: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence
Experimental: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence
Behavioral: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence
Experimental: Network Support + Contingency Mgmnt
12 weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence. Contingency management component added to reinforce efforts to make network changes.
Behavioral: Network Support
12 Weekly sessions intended to help patients change their social networks to be more supportive of abstinence

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • meet DSM-IV criteria for Alcohol Dependence
  • at least 18 years old
  • Willing to accept random assignment to treatment conditions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute medical or psychiatric problems that require inpatient treatment
  • reading ability below the fifth grade level
  • lack of reliable transportation to the treatment site
  • excessive commuting distance to site
  • current dependence on drugs (except marijuana)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00845208

Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Connecticut Health Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mark D Litt, PhD University of Connecticut Health Center
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Mark Litt, Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AA12827, R01AA012827, 1 R01 AA12827
Study First Received: February 17, 2009
Last Updated: September 19, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Connecticut Health Center:
Network Support
AA
Contingency Management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcoholism
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014