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Naltrexone Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00000452
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 3, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Brief Summary:
The long-range goal of this ongoing research program is to find more effective treatments for alcohol dependence by combining medication with the appropriate psychosocial support. This proposal has three specific aims: (1) to compare the effectiveness of naltrexone (Revia) in three types of treatment settings; (2) to assess the effects of psychosocial support on medication compliance and treatment retention; and (3) to investigate the individual characteristics that may predict who is likely to benefit from additional psychosocial support versus simple medication management.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcoholism Drug: naltrexone (Revia) Behavioral: Compliance Enhancement Tech. Behavioral: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Completion Date : January 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meets criteria for current diagnosis of alcohol dependence.
  • Subjects used more than 15 standard alcohol drinks (average)/week with at least 1 day of 5 or more drinks in the past 30 days.
  • Successful completion of medical detoxification.
  • Lives within a commutable distance to the Treatment Research Center and agrees to follow-up visits.
  • Understands and signs the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current diagnosis of any substance dependence other than alcohol, nicotine, or marijuana.
  • Evidence of opiate use in the past 30 days.
  • Current treatment with psychotropic medications, including disulfiram (Antabuse) (excluding short-term use of benzodiazepines for detoxification).
  • History of unstable or serious medical illness, including need for opioid analgesics.
  • Severe physical or medical illnesses such as AIDS, active hepatitis, significant hepatocellular injury as evidenced by elevated bilirubin levels, and current severe psychiatric symptoms.
  • Use of an investigation medication in the past 30 days.
  • Female subjects who are pregnant, nursing, or not using reliable method of contraception.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00000452

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United States, Pennsylvania
Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00000452    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAAVOL07517
First Posted: November 3, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: November 2004
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Alcohol Deterrents
Narcotic Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents