Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12-Step (STAGE-12): Evaluation of a Combined Individual-Group Intervention to Reduce Stimulant and Other Drug Use by Increasing 12-Step Involvement
The primary objective of this protocol was to evaluate the degree to which a combined group and individual 12-Step facilitative intervention, Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12 -Step (STAGE-12), improves substance -related outcomes compared to treatment was usual (TAU) without STAGE-12 among stimulant abusers. For this protocol, STAGE-12 will be integrated into treatment as usual. This was a randomized, 2-group design comparing STAGE-12 integrated into TAU (STAGE-12 /TAU) to TAU without STAGE-12 for stimulant abusers receiving formal substance abuse treatment in participating community-based treatment programs (CTP). A total of approximately 450 stimulant users were recruited from 10 CTPS.
Donovan, et al. (2012). Stimulant abuser groups to engage in 12-Step: A multisite trial in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. (Epub ahead of print)
Participating Nodes and Community Treatment Programs
Pacific Northwest Node (Lead Node)
Oregon-Hawaii Node (Inactive)
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