Accession Number : AD1011675


Title :   Motivating Treatment Seeking and Behavior Change by Untreated Military Personnel Abusing Alcohol or Drugs


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,30 Sep 2015


Corporate Author : University of Washington Seattle United States


Personal Author(s) : Walker,Denise


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1011675.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : The WCU is a randomized clinical trial evaluating the novel adaptation of telephone delivered motivational enhancement therapy for an Army population. The intervention is designed to reach soldiers with untreated substance use disorders, engage them in a brief discussion about their substance use behaviors, and build motivation to change problematic behaviors, limit use, and/or engage in treatment or formalized self help. The trial will enroll 240 active-duty soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) and test the intervention against a matched-attention control of treatment as usual, administered in the form of non-personalized educational information. As of this report's submission (30 September 2013), the trial has enrolled 210 soldiers and is on track to reach the target enrollment numbers.


Descriptors :   human behavior , military personnel , drug abuse , therapeutics , behavioral sciences , clinical trials , Alcoholism , Alcohol consumption , Psychotherapy , Intervention , Mental health , ANXIETY DISORDERS , traumatic stress disorder , substancerelated disorders , CANNABIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE