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ADAPTIVE SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60427
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AA012247
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TALARIA, INC.
1121 34th Ave. SEATTLE, WA 98122-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: ADAPTIVE SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44AA012247-02A1
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

Alcoholism is a costly and difficult societal problem and treatment programs are often unsuccessful. One consistent finding in the literature is that better outcomes occur with improved treatment retention. ASEAD (Adaptive Support Environment for Alcohol Dependence) is a tool designed to improve treatment retention. It uses pagers to send patients messages that remind them to go to treatment appointments, to apply what they are learning in treatment to their daily life, and to engage in behaviors consistent with a clean and sober lifestyle. Our Phase I study demonstrated that our intervention was both technically feasible and positively received by patients, who found the pager both easy to use and helpful in their treatment. The goal of the Phase II project will be to make ASEAD a product that will be used. Therefore, we will (1) involve drug and alcohol treatment agencies (administrators and providers) in the design of the pager system, (2) design and implement software flexible and robust enough to accommodate their needs, and (3) test this intervention with a randomized trial designed to measure (a) usability and utility from the perspective of treatment providers and agencies (our ultimate customers) and (b) patient outcome variables related to treatment.

Principal Investigator:

Corinne M. Mar
2067480443
CMAR@TALARIAINC.COM

Business Contact:

James Minstrell
2067480443
JEMINSTRELL@TALARIAINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

TALARIA, INC.
TALARIA, INC. 821 SECOND AVE, STE 1150 SEATTLE, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 911635227
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No