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Research on Individualized Treatment for Alcoholism (RITA)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2007
VA Boston Healthcare System
Brown University
George Washington University
Information provided by:
Indiana University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two psychosocial treatments that differed in scope and intensity (Broad Spectrum Treatment and Motivational Enhancement Treatment) combined with 3 or 6 months of treatment with naltrexone on alcohol drinking behaviors in alcohol dependent patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcohol Dependence Drug: naltrexone Behavioral: Broad Spectrum Treatment Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Treatment Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 185 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Posttreatment Effects of Naltrexone
Study Start Date : September 2000
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2005

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: naltrexone
    50 mg naltrexone daily for 3 months
  • Drug: naltrexone
    50 mg of naltrexone daily for 6 months
  • Behavioral: Broad Spectrum Treatment
    8-14, one hour sessions over 6 months
  • Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Treatment
    4, 20 minute sessions over 3 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent Days Abstinent [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent Heavy Drinking Days [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • men and women between the ages of 21-65
  • current DSM-IV diagnosis of alcohol dependence
  • abstinent for a minimum of 3 and maximum of 21 days prior to treatment initiation
  • able to participate in an 18-month outpatient study
  • live within a one hour or less commute to Fairbanks
  • fluent in English
  • women of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test and use effective contraceptive methods.
  • score as contemplators or greater on the Readiness For Change Scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe hepatic disease (gGGT, SGOT or other liver functions greater than 4 times normal)
  • opiate use (for any reason) in the last 14 days or a history of opioid dependence in the past year
  • pregnant or lactating females or those unwilling to use birth control
  • inability, according to the opinion of the interviewer, to follow medication instructions and safety precautions
  • comorbid substance dependence (but not abuse) diagnosis in the past 6 months, excluding nicotine or marijuana dependence
  • concomitant use of medications intended to decrease drinking (e.g. disulfiram)
  • meeting current DSM criteria for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, bulimia/anorexia, dementia, major depression

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00523133

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United States, Indiana
University Hospital, Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University School of Medicine
VA Boston Healthcare System
Brown University
George Washington University
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Principal Investigator: Dena Davidson, PhD Indiana University School of Medicine
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00523133    
Other Study ID Numbers: R01AA012696-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 31, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007
Keywords provided by Indiana University:
motivational enhancement therapy
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