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Individualized Assessment and Treatment Program for Alcoholism: Treatment and Mechanisms
Clinical Trial ( IRB ) #: 16-211-3
Title: Individualized Assessment and Treatment Program for Alcoholism: Treatment and Mechanisms
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Litt
Description: This is a study to test different outpatient treatments for alcohol problems. Interested persons can reach us by phone to be scheduled for an interview. Those eligible for the study will be asked to engage in a cellphone-based recording procedure prior to start of treatment to allow us to get a sense of their drinking problems. For some patients, this information will be used by a therapist for tailoring an individualized cognitive-behavioral treatment for that person. This individualized assessment and treatment program (IATP) will be compared to a more conventional packaged cognitive-behavioral treatment (PCBT), and to a Case Management condition (CaseM). Each treatment will be delivered individually, and will last 12 weeks, with another 18 months of follow-ups scheduled at 3-month intervals. Additional cellphone monitoring periods will be scheduled during treatment and afterwards, during the follow-up period. All of the treatments delivered here have shown excellent results for people with alcohol problems. We will recruit 207 men and women meeting criteria for alcohol use disorder. Eligible persons will be randomly assigned to one of the three treatments. By comparing IATP with CaseM and PCBT we will be able to control for the general effects of study participation (i.e., “common factors”), the effects of being in a treatment study and receiving manualized treatment, general skills training (psychoeducation), and therapist presence. Thus the study will help us find out what are active aspects of treatment for alcohol use disorder.
Classification:
  Addiction/Substance Abuse
Eligibility Criteria: Check with study contact.
How to Contact: Diane Wilson. Telephone: 860-679-3020. Email: diwilson@uchc.edu or Elise Kabela-Cormier. Telephone: Toll Free (866) 895-5727. Email: Kabela@uchc.edu
Enrollment Status/Comments: Recruitment will begin on December 1st, 2016. (For any other questions about recruitment, please check with study contact.)