CBT by Phone to Promote Treatment for Alcoholism

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Rochester, NY

This study is evaluating whether a brief phone call can help individuals with alcohol use disorder to seek treatment.

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About the trial for Alcoholism

Eligible Conditions
Alcoholism · Alcohol Abuse · Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD)

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. CBT By Phone To Promote Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 2 and have already been tested with other people.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
CBT by Phone to Promote Treatment
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Reading the Subject a Pamphlet on Obtaining Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
age 18-plus;
score ≥ 16 on AUDIT;
within the past 30 days, exceeding the limits for low-risk drinking adopted by NIAAA: >3 standard drinks on any occasion or >7 drinks per week (women); >4 drinks on any occasion or >14 drinks per week (men).
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 30 days
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 30 days
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 30 days.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether CBT by Phone to Promote Treatment will improve 3 primary outcomes in patients with Alcoholism. Measurement will happen over the course of 30 days.

Percent days abstinent
Percentage of days abstinent from alcohol
Average drinks per drinking day
Average number of standard drinks on days of alcohol consumption
Number Initiating Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment
Attendance at Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
K. C.
Prof. Kenneth Conner, Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Rochester

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are the signs of alcoholism?

Almost all people at risk have a single symptom or sign, with one or two symptoms being the most common. The most common symptom of alcoholism is difficulty remembering, or thinking.\n1. Alcoholism: A history of alcoholism and/or physical dependence is a strong risk factor for alcohol-related problems. Although many alcoholic drinks contain ethanol, alcoholics may still develop adverse effects from other beverages. For example, in Denmark, a high proportion of alcohol-driven fatal motor vehicle collisions involve beer as an acceptable contributor to intoxication.\n2.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes alcoholism?

From the results of current clinical evidence, psychological, social and environmental factors, including alcohol, may have a more important role in the development of alcoholism than biological factors.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can alcoholism be cured?

Alcoholism is typically diagnosed during the peak age of alcohol use. The risk of the developing alcoholism is high when drinking in adolescence and young adulthood. However, there exist at least a number of factors which could be conducive to ending one's lifetime drinking: the age of onset when starting to drink, level of drinking before that point, level of drinking, and type of drinking such as the frequency of drinking or drinking days of the week. If the drinking has been severe enough or many heavy drinking days on a week, the alcoholics are likely to be hospitalized for alcohol poisoning for multiple days or even for weeks. There are, however, exceptions to these rules; there are some people who stop drinking alcohol completely but never achieved full social recovery.

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What is alcoholism?

All types of alcohol consumption are harmful to one's health, and these risks can be reduced through the usage of efficient techniques to minimize alcohol intake. A significant number of alcoholics have developed alcohol-related psychiatric disorders or have psychiatric disorders that lead to alcohol abuse.\n

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How many people get alcoholism a year in the United States?

Alcoholic women accounted for 12.5% of those receiving treatment for alcohol problems. Alcoholism remains a significant problem in American young adults and the elderly. Despite heavy media focus on drinking in men, studies suggest that alcohol influences women's health and is a major public health problem.

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What are common treatments for alcoholism?

The use of AA is a common treatment for alcoholism. The AA program can be effective in reducing alcohol consumption, and this efficacy appears to be sustained in the long term. Although the use of medications is common among AA members, no studies have been performed that indicate whether or not medication use can be justified in AA members.

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Has cbt by phone to promote treatment proven to be more effective than a placebo?

Findings from a recent study of the study are inconclusive regarding the efficacy of CBT in alcohol dependence. A systematic review of clinical trials in adults with alcohol dependence is urgently necessary.

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How serious can alcoholism be?

In a recent study, findings shows that alcoholism contributes to the burden of disease and in some instances causes severe injury. It is therefore imperative to help those affected and their families by informing them of the detrimental effects of this disease and to make them aware of the help who can be of assistance to those affected. It is also imperative to educate those afflicted about the nature of the disease and the help available. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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How does cbt by phone to promote treatment work?

The cbt to promote care program with a telephone support team resulted in faster medication initiation, higher medication utilization, and better clinical outcomes. The use of a telephone support system in this study was associated with lower costs, faster initiation of treatment, and improved outcomes at three months. This model may be useful for other disease processes as well.

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What is the average age someone gets alcoholism?

Alcoholism increases in frequency with age, but in the general population the proportion of affected is not higher for those <40 and less than 25% for those > or =40 years old.

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Is cbt by phone to promote treatment safe for people?

Results from a recent clinical trial of this study have identified a process of telephone counselling on medication adherence in alcohol dependence that results in acceptable treatment adherence and outcomes. This provides support for undertaking more telephone counselling.

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What is cbt by phone to promote treatment?

There is evidence to support the efficacy of CBT by phone for patients with alcohol use disorders. This treatment can lead to improved symptoms as well as decreases in hazardous alcohol use. There appears to be improvements to health and quality of life in patients with alcohol use disorders. CBT by phone can be implemented as an element in alcoholism treatment with positive outcomes.

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