Computer-delivered Psychosocial Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by National Development and Research Institutes, Inc..
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Information provided by:
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00957775
First received: August 11, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2009
History: No changes posted

August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009
August 2009
July 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • substance use [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • acceptability of intervention [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • HIV risk behavior [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • psychosocial functioning [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Computer-delivered Psychosocial Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders
Computer-delivered Psychosocial Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders

The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate the acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a web-based, skills training program for adolescents with substance use disorders.

Substance use among youth remains a major public health problem. About half of all 12th graders have tried an illicit drug and over 72% of this same age group have used alcohol. Rates of abuse of prescription opioids among youth are estimated to have increased about 542% in the past decade. Although effective substance abuse treatment programs for youth exist, they are currently of limited reach. Only 1 in 10 adolescents who need substance abuse treatment receive any care. An interactive, computer-delivered psychosocial (skills-training) intervention has the potential to address these challenges, as it allows for complex interventions to be delivered at a low cost, without increasing demands on staff time or training needs. It may also be highly acceptable to youth and enable widespread dissemination of science-based treatment in a manner that ensures fidelity.

In this project, we plan to develop and evaluate the acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a web-based, skills training program for adolescents with substance use disorders. The content of this program will be based in a model of psychosocial substance abuse treatment for youth that has been shown to be effective in prior scientific research. It will be provided via an interactive, delivery system that employs informational technologies that are effective in promoting relevant knowledge and skills. Adolescents in substance abuse treatment will help shape the development of this program. To our knowledge, the planned program will be the first interactive program to provide comprehensive, psychosocial substance abuse treatment to adolescents via computer-based technology.

This research will contribute new information relevant to increasing the delivery of science-based psychosocial treatment to adolescents with substance use disorders in a manner that is cost-effective and which may promote the adoption of effective treatment.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • Behavioral: Usual care
    Participants will receive the usual care (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, self-help groups) provided at the treatment site.
    Other Name: treatment-as-usual (TAU)
  • Behavioral: Computer-delivered ACRA
    Participants and willing caregivers will receive a computer-delivered intervention for 12 weeks, based on the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach to substance abuse treatment.
  • Active Comparator: Usual care
    Participants will receive the usual care (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, self-help groups) provided at the treatment site.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Usual care
  • Experimental: Computer-delivered ACRA
    Participants and willing caregivers will receive a computer-delivered intervention for 12 weeks, based on the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach to substance abuse treatment.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Computer-delivered ACRA
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Not yet recruiting
84
July 2011
July 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of non-nicotine alcohol or drug use disorder
  • English speaking
  • Parental consent to participate for adolescents under the age of 18.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of psychiatric disorders that require intensive level of services, such as active psychosis, active mania or active suicidality
  • Plan to move out of the area within the next 3 months
  • Insufficient ability to understand and provide informed consent/assent to participate
  • Lack sufficient ability to use English to participate in the consent/assent process, the interventions or assessments
Both
12 Years to 18 Years
No
Contact: Michelle Acosta, Ph.D. 212-845-4535 acosta@ndri.org
United States
 
NCT00957775
R01DA025072, R01DA025072
No
Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Principal Investigator: Lisa Marsch, Ph.D. National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
August 2009

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