This grant supports a pilot study designed to test the efficacy of using brief interventions with adolescents in a managed care organization and to effect a fundamental change in the access to and the delivery of drug treatment for adolescents in the managed care environment. Developing an effective, cost-efficient, and time-efficient intervention for mild-to-moderate drug-abusing adolescents is an important and understudied priority in the health care delivery field. The design of the study has five components: (1) didactic and experimental training in brief intervention; (2) collaboration with officials in the managed care and in the primary care sectors; (3) development of a structured therapy manual and an accurate and feasible screening and referral process; (4) implementation of a pilot study; and (5) data analysis and dissemination of results.
Amount Awarded $177,322.00
Awarded on: 5/30/2001
Time frame: 6/1/2001 - 6/30/2004
Grant Number: 38324