Motivational Interviews for Incarcerated Teens

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2005 by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Brown University
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First received: November 4, 2005
Last updated: February 1, 2006
Last verified: May 2005

November 4, 2005
February 1, 2006
November 2000
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  • Time-line followback
  • urine drug screen
Same as current
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Motivational Interviews for Incarcerated Teens
Phase 2 Study Motivational Interviews for Incarcerated Teens

The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of individual motivational interview for reducing alcohol and marijuana-related harm as well as alcohol and marijuana use in incarcerated teens.

The objective of this research is to investigate ways to enhance motivation for treatment and effectively reduce substance abuse among juvenile offenders. Motivational Intervention (MI) as preparation for residential treatment and for persons (including teens) with little motivation to change has been effective in reducing substance use. Thus, MI designed for delinquent youths who are required to attend substance abuse treatment may prove efficacious. In this proposed randomized trial, a one-way design (MI + Standard Care (SC)v. Attention Control (AC)+SC) will be used to determine whether MI enhances subsequent treatment participation and reduces substance-related problems post discharge in substance using, delinquent youth. Teens will also receive a booster session of MI or AC prior to discharge. Primary outcome variables include alcohol and marijuana use, as well as related behaviors (illegal activity, sex or injuries while drunk or high). It is hypothesized that in comparison to teens receiving AC, youths receiving MI will participate more (by therapist and teen ratings) in SC and will show the lowest levels of heavy substance use and related problems after discharge. It is hypothesized that these effects will be mediated by stage of change, drug effect expectancies and self-efficacy. This study will extend previous research by evaluating the use of MI with substance abusing teens in a correctional facility, and by expanding outcome measures to include alcohol and marijuana-related behavior (such as injuries and illegal activity when drunk or high)in this population. The development of effective interventions for substance using juvenile offenders has the potential to reduce substance use and crime in this population.

Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Marijuana Abuse
Behavioral: Behavior Therapy
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Active, not recruiting
March 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

Adjudicated teen 12-19 yrs. old, 4-12 month sentence, english speaking -

Exclusion Criteria:


14 Years to 19 Years
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United States
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Brown University
Principal Investigator: Lynda Stein, Ph.D. Brown University
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
May 2005

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