Health Focused Motivational Treatment for Alcohol Dependent Veterans

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00252590
First received: November 9, 2005
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

November 9, 2005
May 18, 2009
November 2005
May 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Alcohol use over initial four months of treatment , assessed monthly [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Alcohol use over initial four months of treatment , assessed monthly
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Drug use and health status over initial four months of treatment, assessed monthly [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Drug use and health status over intial four months of treatment, assessed monthly
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Health Focused Motivational Treatment for Alcohol Dependent Veterans
Health Focused Motivational Treatment for Alcohol Dependent Veterans

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a health focused motivational intervention will reduce alcohol use for dependent veterans who are receiving outpatient alcohol and drug treatment.

The early months of addiction treatment are a high risk time for relapse. The purpose of this study is to examine whether a health-related intervention delivered in an individual session with a therapist once per month in the initial 4 months of addiction treatment will reduce alcohol use among veterans already enrolled in weekly outpatient treatment group at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. In order to answer this question, study participants will be randomly assigned to one of three study conditions: 1) The Health Motivational condition that receives individual personalized health feedback and motivational activities, 2) the Health Education condition that receives individual education about health problems associated with the heavy alcohol use, and 3) the treatment as usual group that will receive no additional treatment. All participants will be assessed on a monthly basis for 4 months to evaluate alcohol use, drug use, and health status.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Alcoholism
  • Behavioral: Health Focused Motivational
    Personalized feedback on health status
  • Behavioral: Health Education
    Generalized health education related to alcohol use
  • Behavioral: Health Assessment only
    Control group with no additional intervention
Experimental: 1
Experimental randomized clinical trial comparing alcohol use outcomes across three groups: health motivational feedback, health education, and no treatment control group
Interventions:
  • Behavioral: Health Focused Motivational
  • Behavioral: Health Education
  • Behavioral: Health Assessment only
Monti PM, Colby SM, Barnett NP, Spirito A, Rohsenow DJ, Myers M, Woolard R, Lewander W. Brief intervention for harm reduction with alcohol-positive older adolescents in a hospital emergency department. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1999 Dec;67(6):989-94.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
120
May 2009
May 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

- Veterans receiving outpatient treatment at the VA San Diego Healthcare System Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program for a diagnosis of Alcohol Dependence

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder or Psychotic Disorder.
Both
21 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00252590
NEUA-003-05S
Yes
Tate, Susan - Principal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Principal Investigator: Susan Tate, PhD VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
Department of Veterans Affairs
May 2009

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