This new study in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network will evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention of cannabis use among 12-17 year olds, comparing to treatment-as-usual a computerized screening, risk assessment, and substance use education intervention followed by physician brief advice.
The computerized intervention is being adapted from the cSBA, a computer-facilitated screening and provider brief advice system for primary care physicians who work with adolescents. In a study published in 2012 in Pediatrics, the cSBA was found to be “promising” for reducing substance use among adolescent primary care patients (find article free online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362902/).
The project’s principal investigator, Robert Schwartz, MD, is located at the Friends Research Institute in Maryland, with co-lead investigators at the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center.
Enrollment for this study is slated to begin in spring of 2016. Watch for publications and other news about this study at the CTN Dissemination Library website: http://ctndisseminationlibrary.org/protocols/ctn0060.htm.
Funding for this Addiction Science Made Easy project is provided by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office, under the cooperative agreement from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of SAMHSA.
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