Alcohol and CVD Management and Engagement through Telehealth and mHealth (ACME-TM) for Alcohol Abuse

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Alcohol Abuse+2 MoreAlcohol and CVD Management and Engagement through Telehealth and mHealth (ACME-TM) - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a cognitive-behavioral intervention for Veterans with comorbid alcohol misuse and cardiovascular disease risk. The intervention includes telehealth CBT for alcohol misuse, tailored and timely text messages, and a telehealth coaching call. The primary hypotheses are that the intervention will be feasible, acceptable, and show signs of reducing alcohol misuse and increasing behaviors associated with cardiovascular health.

Eligible Conditions
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • High Blood Pressure

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

5 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months Post-Baseline

10 Weeks Post-Baseline
SMS Text Acceptability
Treatment Acceptability
Treatment Feasibility
6 Weeks Post-Baseline
Therapist Fidelity
6 months Post-Baseline
Past-Month Self-Reported Heavy Drinking Days
ReComp Pharmacy Refill Compliance Estimate for CVD medications
Systolic Blood Pressure
Baseline Only
Enrollment Feasibility

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

40 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Alcohol and CVD Management and Engagement through Telehealth and mHealth (ACME-TM) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Alcohol and CVD Management and Engagement through Telehealth and mHealth (ACME-TM) · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months post-baseline

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,485 Previous Clinical Trials
2,742,179 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Alcohol Abuse
204 Patients Enrolled for Alcohol Abuse
Daniel Blalock, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorDurham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 7 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are enrolled in one of three primary care clinics associated with the Durham VAHCS.
You are currently prescribed at least one oral medication for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and/or diabetes mellitus as evidenced by at least one pharmacy refill within the previous year.
You have access to a mobile phone with SMS capabilities.
Appropriate medication regimen for CVD prevention, screened by research coordinator and reviewed by Matt Crowley, MD (Mentor).