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May 19, 2016   

New CTN Protocols Added to the Dissemination Library



The CTN Dissemination Library added web pages for 9 exciting new CTN protocols currently in development, but we need your help filling in some information gaps, like lead nodes, PIs, and participating CTPs! If your Node or CTP is involved in any of these studies, please let us know at info@ctndisseminationlibrary.org.

CTN Trial Progress

Study results for Open Studies as of the May 18 trial Progress Report.

CTN-0050 - Long Term Follow-up to the CTN-0027 (START) Study: Enrolled 877 (original N=1,267 START Study participants)

CTN-0051 - X-BOT (Extended Release Naltrexone vs. Buprenorphine for Opioid Treatment). Enrolled 565

CTN-0056-Ot - Testing and Linkage to HIV Care in China. Enrolled 478

CTN-0057-Ot - SBIRT-PC (SBIRT in Primary Care). Enrolled 108 (N=120)

CTN-0064 - Linkage to HCV Care. Enrolled 14

Total Enrolled in all Studies: 23,814

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News from the Nodes

Lots of exciting News from the Nodes this issue! Be sure to tell us all about what YOUR Node is up to and we can help you spread the word! Email us any time at: info@ctndisseminationlibrary.org.

From the Mid-Atlantic Node
The MA Node is excited to report that CTN-0059, the Taps Tool protocol, has completed analysis and has its primary outcomes paper, as well as 4 secondary outcome papers, in the pipeline! The Lead Team thanks all involved for their efforts and professionalism. Read more about their achievements. . .

The MA Node and Central East ATTC co-sponsored their annual training conference Providing Answers: Treatment and Prescription in the Opioid Prescription Epidemic on March 11, 2016. This one-day conference was attended by professionals from local health agencies, primary care settings, and the addiction field. Read more about the conference. . .

From the New England Consortium Node
Researchers from the Node presented at this year's Addictions in 2016 conference, May 6-7, sponsored by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. Speakers included Roger Weiss, MD, Sharon Levy, MD, and more, speaking on topics like CTN-0030, substance use disorders in adolescents, and managing pain in the context of addiction. Read more. . .

From the Northeast Node
The Northeast Node is pleased to announce their 2016 Science Series schedule is now on their website. Features include links to register for upcoming webinars and to stream archived sessions. The next webinar, Why Strategies to Integrate Behavioral Health in Primary Care Are Unsuccessful and What Can Be Done About It?, presented by Mark McGovern, PhD, will be held on July 21.

Also be sure to save the date for the NE Node and New England ATTC's joint conference on July 20th about Improving Care of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders. Read more about the Science Series and Adolescent conference. . .

From the Texas Node
The Texas Node is pleased to share that the CTN-0037 STRIDE study's primary outcomes paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Congratulations to the STRIDE Team and Texas Node. Read more . . .

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New from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network

This month's featured article in the ATTC Messenger is on Services for Children and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare. (Also: did you know there is a monthly column in the ATTC Messenger about CTN research? Check out the "Addiction Science Made Easy" column for the latest updates!)

Recent posts from the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog have looked at topics like process improvement myths, Hepatitis Awareness Month, and recovery from a faith-based perspective.

Register for the next ATTC NIDA Blending Team webinar for the Build Up Your Teen Treatment IQ project, "Teen Smoking, Vaping & Dipping: How Should Providers Respond?" May 25, 2016, 12 pm ET.

Read more from the ATTC. . .

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New from the CTN Dissemination Library

Smoking Status and Substance Use Treatment Outcomes Among Spanish Speakers Enrolled in Substance Abuse Treatment. de Dios MA, et al. J Clin Psychol 2016 (in press). Read more. . .

Longitudinal Association Between Pain Severity and Subsequent Opioid Use in Prescription Opioid Dependent Patients with Chronic Pain. Drug Alcohol Depend 2016 (in press). Read more. . .

Barriers to Condom Use: Results for Men and Women Enrolled in HIV Risk Reduction Trials in Outpatient Drug Treatment. J HIV/AIDS Social Serv 2016;15(2):130-146. Read more. . .

More New in the Library. . .

Farewell to Steve Sparenborg

From Betty Tai, PhD, Director of the Center for the Clinical Trials Network:

Dear NIDA Colleagues:

After a distinguished career in federal service, our dear colleague, Dr. Steve Sparenborg, has retired from the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NIDA effective May 1st, 2016. Steve had a long and consistent record of providing high quality advice on the development of treatments for substance abuse. He worked on numerous research projects and generously contributed his expertise to other groups. Steve plans on spending more time traveling, enjoying his grandchildren, and consulting on a part time basis. 

The CTN will miss him greatly!

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Maximize CTN Data: Apply for This R01!

CTN colleagues may be interested to learn about this R01 grant from NIH, which provides the perfect opportunity to maximize CTN data you can find on the NIDA Data Share site.

Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01) has been reissued and is now published as PAR-16-234:

This FOA encourages innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors and related disorders, prevention of drug use and HIV, and health service utilization. It has been expanded from the prior version to include up to 5 years for the project period and budgets up to $500k per year.

Think about ways to use CTN datasets for this and apply!

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Also of Interest

Posted for public comment until June 9: Draft Technical Brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on Medication-Assisted Treatment Models of Care for Opioid Use Disorder. The Brief describes the available literature on MAT models of care and methods for effective MAT implementation, and identifies/summarizes key issues and gaps in the evidence base. Read more. . .

2016 CTN Annual Scientific Meeting. Slides from the recent national meeting are available in LiveLink.

"Mini-Review" Article about Stress-Induced Relapse to Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain. This Frontiers in Psychiatry paper from Udi Ghitza of the NIDA Center for the Clinical Trials Network may be of interest to those following the CTN's research on opioid use disorder treatment. Read more. . .

Notice: The CCC and DSC offices at Emmes will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The DSC Help Desk staff will not be available that day but will respond to your requests when the offices reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

Addiction Health Services Research Conference, October 13-15, 2016, Seattle, WA. Call-for-abstracts and Early Bird Registration are open! Deadline for abstracts is May 31. Visit conference website. . .

Improving Care of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders: Effective Approaches to Assessing, Treating, and Engaging Teens. Sponsored by the NE Node of the CTN and the New England ATTC. July 20, 2016, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Read more. . .

NIDA CCC Webinar: CTN-0044 WEB-TX. Register for the May 25 Clinical Coordinating Webinar, presenting primary and secondary outcomes from CTN-0044. Read more. . .

Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Community Based Medication Assisted Recovery Program Using Technology. Mark your calendars for May 24 (10-11:30am EDT) for the next Mobile Technologies in the CTN webinar, presented by Clif Johnson, CRAADC, of SE Missouri Behavioral Health. Read more. . .