A Social Network AOD Intervention for Homeless Youth Transitioning to Housing

A Social Network AOD Intervention for Homeless Youth Transitioning to Housing


Lead Sponsor: RAND

Collaborator: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Source RAND
Brief Summary

This project will pilot test a computer-assisted social network intervention, using motivational interviewing techniques, that can help case managers work with formerly homeless young adults who recently transitioned to supportive housing to reduce substance use and increase permanent supportive connections during this critical transitional period.

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date December 1, 2020
Completion Date March 31, 2022
Primary Completion Date March 31, 2022
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Number of days drug used 30 days
Proportion of supportive vs. risky network members 4 weeks
Number of drinks consumed on drinking days 30 days
Number of drinking days 30 days
Number of days consumed 5 (for men) or 4 (for women) drinks on a single occasion 30 days
Enrollment 60

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: Motivational Network Intervention

Description: See earlier description

Arm Group Label: Intervention

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Usual Care

Description: See earlier description

Arm Group Label: Usual Care



Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18-25 - In a housing program for homeless transition age youth - Past month substance use - Screen positive for past-year harmful substance use Exclusion Criteria: • Not able to speak/understand English

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 25 Years

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Verification Date

November 2020

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: RAND

Investigator Full Name: Joan Tucker

Investigator Title: Senior Behavioral Scientist

Has Expanded Access No
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: Intervention

Type: Experimental

Description: The intervention will consist of four sessions spaced two weeks apart that will last approximately 30 minutes each and consist of two parts: a network interview to capture network data about the time period since their last interview and a discussion of a resulting network visualization conducted in a motivational interviewing style. Participants will receive the intervention as part of existing case management.

Label: Usual Care

Type: Active Comparator

Description: As part of residency, participants receive regular case management meetings.

Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Primary Purpose: Prevention

Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov