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Emerging Adults Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana (HEAT)

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: NCT01473719
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Stein, MD, Butler Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to if a brief motivational intervention, compared to health education sessions, reduces alcohol and marijuana use and is related to fewer sexually transmitted infections (STI)in emerging adults who are engaging in alcohol and marijuana use.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Use Marijuana Use Sexually Transmitted Infections Behavioral: motivational intervention Behavioral: health education Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 566 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reducing STIs in Emerging Adults Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana
Actual Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: motivational intervention
7-session individual motivationally-based intervention
Behavioral: motivational intervention
7-session individual motivationally-based intervention

Placebo Comparator: health education
7-session individual session focusing on health education
Behavioral: health education
7 individual sessions focusing on health education

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. alcohol use [ Time Frame: 15 months ]
  2. marijuana use [ Time Frame: 15 months ]
  3. sexually transmitted infection [ Time Frame: 15 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Binge drink (5 or more drinks in a 2-hour period for men, 4 or more for women) at least monthly
  • Use marijuana at least weekly
  • Have been heterosexually active in the past six months
  • Are not married
  • Have not been living with a sexual or romantic partner for more than 6 months
  • Be English speaking
  • Reside within 20 miles of Providence, RI and plans to stay in the geographic area for the next 15 months
  • Provide contact information for at least two verifiable locator persons

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have DSM-IV diagnosis of drug abuse or dependence (other than nicotine, marijuana)
  • Have DSM-IV diagnosis of alcohol dependence

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01473719

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United States, Rhode Island
Butler Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
Sponsors and Collaborators
Butler Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Michael D Stein, MD Butler Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Michael Stein, MD, Principal Investigator, Butler Hospital Identifier: NCT01473719    
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AA020509 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: November 17, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Keywords provided by Michael Stein, MD, Butler Hospital:
alcohol use
marijuana use
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Marijuana Abuse
Alcohol Drinking
Marijuana Use
Drinking Behavior
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs