Brief Alcohol Intervention for Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide
The study will use a two group randomized controlled trial to compare a brief motivational interviewing (MI) intervention to TAU with 50 adolescents psychiatrically hospitalized for a suicide plan or attempt who have co-occurring alcohol use. Data will be collected via in-person interviews and self-administered questionnaires at baseline and 3 month follow-up assessments to explore outcome changes in negative alcohol expectancies, confidence in ability to handle situations where alcohol is present, likelihood of receiving alcohol treatment, frequency of alcohol use, and suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and suicide attempts for adolescents receiving the intervention relative to TAU.
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- Behavioral: motivational enhancement therapy
- Nursing: Mental Health
- Psychiatry: Mood Disorders,Substance Abuse
- Family Medicine: Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Boston -- A00013929
Children's Hospital Boston
- current hospitalization for suicide plan or attempt,
- alcohol use in past month, indicated by selecting 1-6 on Question #1 of the Adolescent Drinking Questionnaire (ADQ) which is currently given to all patients to fill out upon admission to the inpatient psychiatric unit,
- age 13-17, and 4) ability to communicate in English.
- developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, or psychosis, per chart review.
13 Years to 17 Years
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Study Locations and Contact Information (1)
|Boston Childrens Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts||2.6 miles||Kimberly OBrien||617-521-3912||None|