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The primary objective of this protocol was to evaluate the degree to which a combined group and individual 12-Step facilitative intervention, Stimulant Abuser Groups to Engage in 12 -Step (STAGE-12), improves substance -related outcomes compared to treatment was usual (TAU) without STAGE-12 among stimulant abusers. For this protocol, STAGE-12 will be integrated into treatment as usual. This was a randomized, 2-group design comparing STAGE-12 integrated into TAU (STAGE-12 /TAU) to TAU without STAGE-12 for stimulant abusers receiving formal substance abuse treatment in participating community-based treatment programs (CTP). A total of approximately 450 stimulant users were recruited from 10 CTPS.

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Donovan, et al. (2012).  Stimulant abuser groups to engage in 12-Step: A multisite trial in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  (Epub ahead of print)

Principal Investigator(s): 

Dennis M. Donovan, Ph. D.
University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
1107 N.E. 45th Street, Suite 120
Box 354805
Seattle, WA 98105

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