Feasibility Study of Take-Home LAAM Medication - 3
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000300
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : September 21, 1999
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2017
University of California, Los Angeles
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Walter Ling, University of California, Los Angeles
The purpose of this study is to test therapeutic benefits of take-home LAAM. (1) Do subjects with take-home LAAM availability show increased clinical responsibility over subjects without; (2) Do subjects with take-home LAAM attempt diversion when random recall and other diversion safeguards are used; (3) Does treatment response correlate with background or drug use variables at intake, discharge, or during treatment?
Condition or disease
1-Year study, participant will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: One will have the opportunity to earn take-home doses by turning in a designated number of clean urines. Two will not have the opportunity to earn take-home doses. Clinic visits three times per week. Urine sample given at each visit.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 99 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
meets DSM-IV criteria for opiate dependence. M/F, 18 years or older. Certified for LAAm treatment by a physician. Able to understand english. Willing to provide names, addresses, and numbers of 3 relatives who can aid in patient location for follow-up visits.
Hypertensive to LAAM. Pregnant or nursing women. Female of childbearing potential who refuses to use an acceptable form of birth control. Clinically significant abnormality in hematology, blood work, or UA, ETOH and/or sedative/hypnotic dependence according to DSM-IV criteria. Medical or psychiatric illness which would jeopardize safe study participation.