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Contingency Management Treatment Duration
Clinical Trial ( IRB ) #: 08-053-2
Title: Contingency Management Treatment Duration
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nancy Petry
Description: Approximately three hundred and ten alcohol abusing or dependent patients beginning intensive outpatient day treatment at community-based clinics will be randomly assigned to one of four conditions: (a) standard treatment as usual (ST) at the clinic without contingency management (CM); (b) ST with CM for 12 weeks with a 0.5 probability of winning prizes for each negative sample submitted and an expected average maximum earnings of $300 in prizes; (c) ST with CM for 24 weeks with a 0.34 probability of winning prizes for each negative sample submitted and an expected average maximum earnings of $300 in prizes; or (d) ST with CM for 24 weeks with a 0.5 probability of winning prizes for each negative sample submitted and an expected average maximum earnings of $500 in prizes. It is expected that CM will decrease alcohol use to a greater extent than non-CM treatment, and that availability of CM for 24 weeks may result in longer term benefits than 12 week exposure to CM. This study will be the first to evaluate the effects of probability of winning prizes on response to CM.
Classification:
  Addiction/Substance Abuse
Eligibility Criteria: check with study contact
How to Contact: Ellen Ciesielski. Telephone: (860) 679-4556. Email: eciesielski@uchc.edu
Enrollment Status/Comments: Restricted enrollment. Please see comment.
Comments: Patients are only recruited from those enrolled at community based clinical treatment programs.