Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
11/08/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Sam Forshall

ORCID ID

Contact details

North Somerset Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service
47 The Boulevard
Weston super Mare
BS23 1PG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1934 412273 (sec (0)1934 647 157)
Sam.Forshall@awp.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0038104052

Study information

Scientific title

A new practical self-help intervention to enable alcoholics and opiate addicts to relax and cope with unwanted urges and cravings

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Does a self-help intervention based on EMD-R (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) help alcohol and opiate addicts relax and cope with cravings/urges?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Drug abuse

Intervention

Group A. Treatment As Usual (TAU)
Group B. TAU and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (END-R)

Trial without blinding to treatment as usual, or one session of training and experience in the use of bilateral alternating auditory stimulation as a self help therapy

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Measures of ability to deal with stress/pressures: Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Hassles and Uplifts Scale (Kanner et al 1981)
2. Measures of ability to resist cravings (urges, VAS, Drug-Taking Confidence Questionnaire [DTCQ], Situational Confidence)

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/02/2002

Overall trial end date

01/07/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Opiate and alcohol dependent clients being referred for treatment or currently in treatment at the North Somerset Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/02/2002

Recruitment end date

01/07/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

North Somerset Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service
Weston super Mare
BS23 1PG
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

11/08/21016: No publications found in PubMed, verifying study status with principal investigator.