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A daily client check-in system for outpatient substance abuse treatment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41DA036949-01
Agency Tracking Number: R41DA036949
Amount: $147,735.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDA
Solicitation Number: PA13-089
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
9600 FALLS BRIDGE LN
POTOMAC, MD 20854-3956
United States
DUNS: 78462689
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 STEVEN CARSWELL
 (410) 837-3977
 scarswell@friendsresearch.org
Business Contact
 STEVEN CARSWELL
Phone: (301) 299-0032
Email: coganalyticsllc@gmail.com
Research Institution
 FRIENDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
 
FRIENDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. 1040 Park Avenue Suite 103
BALTIMORE, MD 21201-5633
United States

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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract

Abstract Alcohol and illicit drug use remain highly prevalent in the US, and epidemiological surveillance surveys estimate that over 20.6 million individuals (~ 8% of the US population) meet standard diagnostic thresholds for substance use disorders (SAMHSA, 2011). Outpatient substance abuse treatment is the predominate method of treatment in the US for SUDs, typically involving intermittent contact between clinician and client through weekly individual and/or group therapy sessions (SAMHSA, 2012). Unfortunately, relapse and premature treatment discontinuation are quite common in outpatient treatment (Scott et al., 2005; White, 2008). However, a strong emotional bond between clinician and client (i.e., therapeutic alliance) early in treatment has been foundto enhance treatment retention and effectiveness (Barber et al., 2001; Meier et al., 2005; Miller et al., 2006; Thompson et al., 2007). Establishing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance in outpatient treatment is challenging due to the intermitt

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