Computer-Based Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery System
The purpose of this grant is to develop and test a proven computer based quality improvement/behavior change e-Health system (CHESS--Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) to help prevent relapse in alcohol dependent patients being discharged from residential treatment. The investigators' primary hypothesis is that ACHESS (Addiction CHESS) will improve competence, relatedness and autonomy, which will reduce the days of risky drinking over a 12-month period.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Developing and Testing a Computer-Based Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery System|
- ACHESS + standard care will reduce days of risky drinking over the 12-month follow-up period as measured by three interviews. The time-line follow-back techniques will be used`. [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- ACHESS will reduce proximal outcomes of cravings and negative affect, and produce distal outcomes of increased complete abstinence from alcohol, days of abstinence and reduced negative consequences of substance use. [ Time Frame: 12 mos. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: A CHESS
Those in the ACHESS arm will also be given a smart-phone with access to the ACHESS system for a full 12 months. The ACHESS system includes: 1) the Core CHESS system that has been tested in several diseases, 2) a proactive computer-based relapse prevention system, 3) data transfer from the phone to a computer accessible by the patient's counselor/care manager, and 4) systems for the patient to maintain contact with his/her Care Manager
Behavioral: Addiction CHESS
Smartphone with ACHESS application loaded onto the phone.
No Intervention: Usual Care
Those randomized into the Usual Care group will receive usual medical care.
The system to be tested (ACHESS - Addiction CHESS) will be delivered through a new modality (smart-phone rather than PC) to make access more widespread, focus on new patients (alcohol dependent patients leaving residential care), offer optional audio delivery to improve access for those who have literacy challenges and be enhanced with services tailored to relapse prevention. ACHESS will offer: 1) communication with peer support groups and addiction experts; 2) timely monitoring to assess risk of relapse, 3) reminders and alerts to encourage adherence to therapeutic goals; 4) addiction-related educational material and tools tailored to the needs of the particular patient, 5) access to selected Internet based resources and 6) communication with a care manager. Patients randomly assigned to ACHESS will learn to use it prior to discharge from residential care.
|United States, Illinois|
|Peoria, Illinois, United States, 61654|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|CAB Health and Recovery Services|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 01960|