Clinical Trial

Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior in Homeless Youth

Study Description

Intervention for Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior in Homeless Youth

This study will evaluate a program called AWARE, which is a voluntary four session group-based motivational interviewing (MI) intervention to reduce substance use and sexual risk behavior among 18-25 year olds who are experiencing homelessness. The hypothesis is that participants who receive AWARE will show greater reductions in substance use and sexual risk behavior over a 12 month period compared to participants who do not receive the program.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - AWARE

AWARE consists of four group sessions. The AWARE curriculum involves sharing basic information on sexually transmitted diseases; providing condom use skills training; providing normative feedback on substance use and sexual risk behavior among young adults; discussing unrealistic beliefs about substance use and sexual risk; discussing potential benefits of both cutting down and stopping risky behaviors; and discussing risky situations and coping strategies.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Brief Group MI Intervention for AOD Use and Sexual Risk Behavior in Homeless Youth

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03735784

ParticipAid ID

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