publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Pilot study of a social network intervention for heroin users in opiate substitution treatment: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Day, Edward; Copello, Alex; Seddon, Jennifer L; Christie, Marilyn; Bamber, Deborah; Powell, Charlotte; George, Sanju; Ball, Andrew; Frew, Emma; Freemantle, Nicholas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2013
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background Research indicates that 3% of people receiving opiate substitution treatment (OST) in the UK manage to achieve abstinence from all prescribed and illicit drugs within 3 years of commencing treatment, and there is concern that treatment services have become skilled at engaging people but not at helping them to enter a stage of recovery and drug abstinence. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse recommends the involvement of families and wider social networks in supporting drug users’ psychological treatment, and this pilot randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the impact of a social network-focused intervention for patients receiving...
Subjects
free text keywords: Randomized controlled trial, Social networks, Social behavior and network therapy (SBNT), Heroin use, Study Protocol, Social networks, Social behavior and network therapy (SBNT), Heroin use, Medicine (miscellaneous), Pharmacology (medical), Abstinence, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social support, Drug Abstinence, Opiate Substitution Treatment, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Social network, business.industry, business, Medicine, Quality of life, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Research design
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7. Gogineni A, Stein M, Friedmann PD: Social relationships and intravenous drug use among methadone maintenance patients. Drug Alcohol Depend 2001, 64:47-53.

8. Latkin C, Mandell W, Oziemkowska M, Celentano D, Vlahov D, Ensminger M, Knowlton A: Using social network analysis to study patterns of drug use among urban drug users at high risk for HIV/AIDS. Drug Alcohol Depend 1995, 38:1-9. [OpenAIRE]

9. Schroeder JR, Latkin CA, Hoover DR, Curry AD, Knowlton AR, Celentano DD: Illicit drug use in one's social network and in one's neighbourhood predicts individual heroin and cocaine use. Ann Epidemiol 2001, 11:389-394. [OpenAIRE]

10. Cohen S, Lichtenstein E: Partner behaviours that support quitting smoking. J Consult Clin Psychol 1990, 58:304-309.

11. Goehl L, Nunes E, Quitkin F, Hilton I: Social networks and methadone treatment outcome: the costs and benefits of social ties. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 1993, 19:251-262.

12. Havassy BE, Wasserman DA, Hall SM: Social relationships and abstinence from cocaine in an American treatment sample. Addiction 1995, 90:699-710.

13. Wasserman DA, Stewart AL, Delucchi KL: Social support and abstinence from opiates and cocaine during opioid maintenance treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend 2001, 65:65-75.

14. Zywiak WH, Neighbors CJ, Martin RA, Johnson JE, Eaton CA, Rohsenow DJ: The important people drug and alcohol interview: psychometric properties, predictive validity, and implications for treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat 2009, 36:321-330.

15. Copello A, Templeton L, Powell J: Adult Family Members and Carers of Dependent Drug Users: Prevalence, Social Cost, Resource Savings and Treatment Responses. London: UK Drug Policy Commission; 2009.

50 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
Background Research indicates that 3% of people receiving opiate substitution treatment (OST) in the UK manage to achieve abstinence from all prescribed and illicit drugs within 3 years of commencing treatment, and there is concern that treatment services have become skilled at engaging people but not at helping them to enter a stage of recovery and drug abstinence. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse recommends the involvement of families and wider social networks in supporting drug users’ psychological treatment, and this pilot randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the impact of a social network-focused intervention for patients receiving...
Subjects
free text keywords: Randomized controlled trial, Social networks, Social behavior and network therapy (SBNT), Heroin use, Study Protocol, Social networks, Social behavior and network therapy (SBNT), Heroin use, Medicine (miscellaneous), Pharmacology (medical), Abstinence, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social support, Drug Abstinence, Opiate Substitution Treatment, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Social network, business.industry, business, Medicine, Quality of life, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Research design
Related Organizations
50 references, page 1 of 4

1. Davies C, English L, Stewart C, Lodwick A, McVeigh J, Bellis MA: United Kingdom Drug Situation: Annual Report to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) 2011. London: UK Focal Point at the Department of Health; 2011.

2. Best D, George S, Day E: The development of the drug treatment system in England. In Clinical Topics in Addiction. Edited by Day E. London: RCPsych; 2007:14-28.

3. HM Government: Drug Strategy 2010. Reducing Demand, Restricting Supply, Building Recovery: Supporting People to Live a Drug Free Life. London: Home Office; 2010:2010.

4. McKeganey N, Bloor M, Robertson M, Neale J, MacDougall J: Abstinence and drug abuse treatment: results from the drug outcome research in Scotland study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 2006, 13:537-550. [OpenAIRE]

5. Drummond DC, Kouimtsidis C, Reynolds M, Russell I, Godfrey C, McCusker M, Coulton S, Parrott S, Davis P, Tarrier N, Turkington D, Sell L, Merrill J, Williams H, Abou-Saleh M, Ghodse H, Porter S, Daw R, Fyles N, Keating S, Moloney A, Pryce K, Mehdikhani M, Barnaby B, Leach J, Ruben S, UKCBTMM Project Group, UKCBTMM Research Team: The Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Opiate Misusers in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: a Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial (UKCBTMM). Final Report to the Department of Health Research and Development Directorate. London: Department of Health; 2004.

6. Best D, Hernando R, Gossop M, Sidwell C, Strang J: Getting by with a little help from your friends. The impact of peer networks on criminality in a cohort of treatment-seeking drug users. Addictive Behaviours 2003, 28:597-603.

7. Gogineni A, Stein M, Friedmann PD: Social relationships and intravenous drug use among methadone maintenance patients. Drug Alcohol Depend 2001, 64:47-53.

8. Latkin C, Mandell W, Oziemkowska M, Celentano D, Vlahov D, Ensminger M, Knowlton A: Using social network analysis to study patterns of drug use among urban drug users at high risk for HIV/AIDS. Drug Alcohol Depend 1995, 38:1-9. [OpenAIRE]

9. Schroeder JR, Latkin CA, Hoover DR, Curry AD, Knowlton AR, Celentano DD: Illicit drug use in one's social network and in one's neighbourhood predicts individual heroin and cocaine use. Ann Epidemiol 2001, 11:389-394. [OpenAIRE]

10. Cohen S, Lichtenstein E: Partner behaviours that support quitting smoking. J Consult Clin Psychol 1990, 58:304-309.

11. Goehl L, Nunes E, Quitkin F, Hilton I: Social networks and methadone treatment outcome: the costs and benefits of social ties. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 1993, 19:251-262.

12. Havassy BE, Wasserman DA, Hall SM: Social relationships and abstinence from cocaine in an American treatment sample. Addiction 1995, 90:699-710.

13. Wasserman DA, Stewart AL, Delucchi KL: Social support and abstinence from opiates and cocaine during opioid maintenance treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend 2001, 65:65-75.

14. Zywiak WH, Neighbors CJ, Martin RA, Johnson JE, Eaton CA, Rohsenow DJ: The important people drug and alcohol interview: psychometric properties, predictive validity, and implications for treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat 2009, 36:321-330.

15. Copello A, Templeton L, Powell J: Adult Family Members and Carers of Dependent Drug Users: Prevalence, Social Cost, Resource Savings and Treatment Responses. London: UK Drug Policy Commission; 2009.

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Pilot study of a social network intervention for heroin users in opiate substitution treatment: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Day, Edward; Copello, Alex; Seddon, Jennifer L; Christie, Marilyn; Bamber, Deborah; Powell, Charlotte; George, Sanju; Ball, Andrew; Frew, Emma; Freemantle, Nicholas;