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Behavioral Intervention

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder in HIV (TALC Trial)

Led By Karen Cropsey, Psy.D.
Research Sponsored by University of Alabama at Birmingham
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 years of age or older
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 12 months
Awards & highlights

TALC Trial Summary

This trial will test if a cognitive-behavioral intervention can help people with HIV who struggle with unhealthy alcohol use and comorbid mental health symptoms.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 18 living with HIV in Alabama who drink alcohol at levels considered unhealthy. They must be getting care at certain clinics and able to use a mobile phone. People with active suicidal thoughts, psychosis, risk of severe alcohol withdrawal, or those who can't speak English well enough for therapy are not eligible.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if adding cognitive-behavioral therapy (CETA) via telemedicine to a brief intervention helps reduce unhealthy alcohol use and improve mental health and HIV outcomes better than the brief intervention alone.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves behavioral interventions rather than medications, typical drug side effects are not expected. However, participants may experience discomfort discussing personal issues during therapy sessions.

TALC Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.

TALC Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change from Baseline Alcohol Use at 6 months
Secondary outcome measures
Change from Baseline Anxiety at 12 months
Change from Baseline Anxiety at 6 months
Change from Baseline Depression at 12 months
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TALC Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) via TelemedicineExperimental Treatment2 Interventions
Participants will be provided with 6 to 12 weekly CETA sessions via telephone.
Group II: Alcohol Brief Intervention (BI)Active Control1 Intervention
At the time of trial enrollment, participants will receive a session of alcohol brief intervention (BI) via telephone.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Alabama at BirminghamLead Sponsor
1,581 Previous Clinical Trials
2,277,721 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Alcoholism
1,293 Patients Enrolled for Alcoholism
Karen Cropsey, Psy.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
1 Previous Clinical Trials
4 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) via Telemedicine (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04955795 — N/A
Alcoholism Research Study Groups: Alcohol Brief Intervention (BI), Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) via Telemedicine
Alcoholism Clinical Trial 2023: Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) via Telemedicine Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04955795 — N/A
Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) via Telemedicine (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04955795 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How many sites are overseeing the implementation of this research?

"This medical trial is open to enrolment from 4 distinct sites: Unity Wellness Clinic in Opelika, Medical Advocacy and Outreach in Montgomery, Health Services Center in Anniston, and another unspecified location."

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Is the participant eligibility for this trial limited to seniors or can other age groups join?

"Participants must be in the 18-99 age range to qualify for this study. Alternatively, there are 41 trials available for those under 18 and 229 specifically designed for individuals over 65 years old."

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Has enrolling for the research study been opened up to participants yet?

"According to the clinicaltrials.gov website, this specific trial is not presently searching for participants. The investigation was formerly promoted on December 1st 2022 and then revised on September 12th 2022; however, there are 334 other studies recruiting patients right now."

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Who meets the criteria to be enrolled in this experiment?

"This study aims to recruit 308 individuals between the ages of 18 and 99 who are currently battling alcohol misuse. Furthermore, these prospective participants must be living with HIV infection, above the age of consent and under care from one of four designated Alabama Quality Management Group clinics (which is a subsidised program for those affected by HIV/AIDS)."

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~205 spots leftby Sep 2026