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Top 10 CTN Accomplishments in Behavioral Therapies in the Past 10 Years.

Presented at the CTN 10th Anniversary Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, April 21, 2010, and the NIATx Summit and State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) National Conference, Boston, MA, July 19-22, 2011.

Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD (Yale University School of Medicine, NEC Node).

This presentation, which was also given at the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) 10th Anniversary Symposium in April 2010, highlights ten "take home lessons" from the CTN, describing one by one their impact on both research and treatment in the alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs field. The top ten accomplishments include the discovery of: multiple successes in establishing a partnership and building a research infrastructure; the safety of behavioral treatments (adverse event monitoring, e.g.); the power of incentives; the broad utility of the Stage Model; the fact that empirically validated treatments (EVTs) stand up in real world settings; the specific effects of behavioral treatments; the effectiveness of treatment-as-usual; effort, support and commitment as essential components of adopting and sustaining EVTs; the challenges of retention and broadening our scope; and the fact we still have a long way to go. The presentation ends with a "tentative top ten to tackle in the next ten," providing some examples of future directions for research in the CTN, including the development of a common outcome measure, ways to better keep clinicians engaged, how to sustain the effects of treatment and training, and more. [Note: Michael Levy, PhD, presented Dr. Carroll's slides at the NIATx Summit and SAAS National Conference in her absence.] (Presentation, PowerPoint slides, English, 2010/2011)

Keywords: Adoption of interventions | Adverse events | Attitudes of health personnel | Behavior therapy | Community health services | CTN research agenda | Evidence-based treatment | Motivational incentives | National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network | Outcomes evaluation | Research design | Research participation | Retention - Research | CTN 10th Anniversary Symposium, 2010 | NIATx Summit and State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS) National Conference, 2011

Document No: 718

Submitted by Kathleen Carroll, PhD, NEC Node (8/11/2011).

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