Motivating Treatment Seeking and Behavior Change by Untreated Military Personnel Abusing Alcohol or Drugs
Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,30 Sep 2015
University of Washington Seattle United States
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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, andor 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 reports submission 30 September 2013, the trial has enrolled 210 soldiers and is on track to reach the target enrollment numbers.