1 Addiction Treatment Modalities Peter Banys, MD, MSc Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Director, Substance Abuse Programs, VA Medical Center, SF Director, Addiction Psychiatry/Medicine Fellowships, VA/UCSF
2 Disclosures Addiction research support from NIDA. No financial relationships with any commercial interests.
3 Ideology to Evidence Eminence-Based Medicine Evidence-Proof Medicine Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Alternatives to Evidence-Based Medicine Seven Alternatives to Evidence-Based Medicine, David Isaacs and Dominic Fitzgerald, BMJ: Vol 319, Dec 1999.
4 Eminence-Based Medicine
5 Evidence-Proof Medicine Opioid Agonist Treatment Needle Exchange Safe Sex Harm Reduction
6 Evidence-Based Medicine Levels of Evidence (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) Level I: Randomized Control Trials Evidence obtained from at least one properly designed randomized controlled trial. Level II-1: Controlled Trials Evidence obtained from well-designed controlled trials without randomization. Level II-2: Cohort or Case Studies Evidence obtained from well-designed cohort or case-control analytic studies, preferably from more than one center or research group. Level II-3: Uncontrolled o Trials Evidence obtained from multiple time series with or without the intervention. Dramatic results in uncontrolled trials might also be regarded as this type of evidence. Level III: Expert Opinion Opinions of respected authorities, based on clinical experience, descriptive studies, or reports of expert committees.
7 Evidence-Based Medicine Level 1: Experimental Designs Randomized, controlled trials (RCT s) Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analyses Level 2: Quasi-Experimental Designs Non-randomized controlled trials Matched controls, Cohort comparisons, Correlation studies. Level 3: Expert Consensus/Opinion Case reports, Observational studies, Expert Consensus panels, Best practice guidelines Level 4: Personal Communication American Psychological Association Practice Guidelines, Glasner-Edwards and Rawson, Evidence-based practices in Addiction Treatment, Health Policy, Miller, Zweben, and Johnson, Evidence-based treatment: Why, what, where, and how?, JSAT, 2005.
8 RCT s - Randomized Controlled Trials Adapted from Mark Willenbring MD (ASAM 2006)
9 Efficacy-to to-effectiveness & Implementation The assumption that effectiveness naturally flows from efficacy research is faulty. The tight controls of efficacy studies limit their generalizability. We need more research focus on bench-to-bedside adoption, implementation paradigms, and patient acceptance. Although group modalities are the prevailing clinical model in the addiction field, researchers resist group treatment research because of technical difficulties with controls.
10 NIDA Principles of Treatment 1. Treatment Matching 2. Availability 3. Domains of Care 4. Individualization 5. Retention 6. Psycho-Social Treatment 7. Medications 8. Dual-Diagnosis Treatment 9. Medical Detoxification 10. Coercion 11. Monitoring 12. High-Risk Behaviors 13. Recidivism
11 1. Treatment Matching No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Patient-Oriented, not Program-Oriented Chart notes should describe people.
12 Project MATCH (NIAAA) 16 Combinations Studied Final Results: Dec 1996 n = 1,726 subjects Patient Characteristics Gender Alcohol Severity Alcoholic Typology Psychiatric Severity Cognitive Impairment Conceptual Level Meaning Seeking Motivation Sociopathy High v Low Social Support Treatment Modalities TSF - Twelve-Step Facilitation (not AA attendance per se) CBT -Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy MET Motivational Enhancement Therapy
13 Project MATCH (NIAAA) Psych Severity + TSF = Only confirmed match Patients with few or no psychological problems had significantly more abstinent days with TSF than CBT All modalities produced less drinking and fewer consequences. Aftercare Cohort: More aftercare patients (35%) sustained complete abstinence for a year than outpatients (19%). Outpatient Cohort: TSF patients did better (24%) than CBT (15%) or MET (14%). Matching Alcoholism Treatments to Client Heterogeneity: Project MATCH Posttreatment Drinking Outcomes, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, January 1997.
14 Treatment Matching Crisis Intervention SBIRT Detoxification Inpatient Rehabilitation, Minnesota Model 28 Day Programs discredited as a universal intervention (Miller & Hester, Amer Psychologist, 1986) ASAM Patient Placement Criteria: Hospitalization is necessary for some individuals. Outpatient Care Self-Help Programs, Faith-Based Programs Professional Care (Individual + group + monitoring) Adjunctive Medications Opioid agonists, Amethystic medications for alcohol relapse mitigation, Psychiatric meds as indicated)
15 2. Availability Treatment needs to be readily available. Treatment motivation may be fleeting, and reducing barriers to immediate access is essential. Never waste a perfectly good crisis.
16 3. Domains of Care Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. McLellan et al. have identified 7 domains in the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) ASI Domains: Alcohol, Drugs, Medical, Psychological, Family, Employment, Legal. Smoking is the major comorbidity in addicts.
17 4. Individualization An individual s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person s changing needs. Trends in Addiction Health Care: Reimbursement tied to evidence-based practices, Reimbursement tied to downstream outcomes Potential lists of approved or effective interventions. Joint Commission Measurable goals, Specific objectives, Individualized id d interventions. ti
18 5. Retention Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. Dropout Intervention and F/U Good retention predicts good outcomes. Compliance is repeatedly a predictor of good outcome even in medication studies.
19 6. Psycho-Social Treatment Counseling (individual and/or group)and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction. Twelve-Step Programs (AA) and Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapies (CBT) Group and Individual Counseling/Psychotherapy
20 PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENTS Interventions (alphabetical) Behavioral Couples Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Training FIRST LINE TREATMENTS at least as effective as other bona fide active interventions or treatment as usual (TAU) Alcohol Opioids Stimulants / Mixed ADDED EFFECTIVENESS AS ADJUNCTIVE INTERVENTIONS in combination with pharmacotherapy and/or other first line psychosocial treatments Cannabis Alcohol Opioids Stimulants / Mixed Cannabis +++ N/A? N/A +/- +? N/A +++ N/A ? ++ Community Reinforcement Approach +++ N/A + N/A N/A N/A + N/A Contingency N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Management / Motivational Incentives Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) +++ N/A N/A? +++? +/ N/A N/A N/A + N/A + N/A Slide: Daniel Kivlahan, PhD from VA/DoD Guideline (a work-in-progress) +++ Based on meta analysis / systematic review of comparisons with bona fide alternative interventions. + or ++ Based on one (+) or more (++) individual trials in comparison with bona fide alternatives. +/- Evidence inconsistent across outcomes.? Benefit questionable. N/A Evidence not available.
21 Twelve-Step Groups Myths Only AA can treat alcoholics Only a recovering individual can treat an addict 12-Step groups are intolerant of prescription medication Groups are more effective than individuals because of confrontation
22 Twelve-Step Groups Facts Available 7days/week, 24 hrs/day Work well with professionals Primary treatment modality is fellowship (identification) Safety and acceptance predominate over confrontation o o Offer a safe environment to develop intimacy
23 7. Medications Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral al therapies. Alcohol: Opiates: Stimulants: Nicotine: Naltrexone, Disulfiram, Acamprosate, Topiramate? Naltrexone, Methadone, LAAM, Buprenorphine [None to date,?modafinil?,?topiramate?,?disulfiram?] Nicotine replacement (gum, patches, spray), bupropion, varenicline
24 Myth of Self-Medication Doctors seek to treat deeper, more fundamental disorders. (Koch s postulates) Patients are sure they drink or use drugs to cope better. (Common sense) Logical Theory and appealing to all, but unsupported by outcomes/evidence Shared pursuit of deeper cause = Therapeutic Misalliance
25 8. Dual-Diagnosis Diagnosis Treatment Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with co-existing mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way. Depression, Suicidality Psychoses, Paranoia Pain Disorders & Analgesic Rx s Violence, Domestic Abuse V-Codes (homelessness unemployment V-Codes (homelessness, unemployment, legal problems, family disorders)
26 9. Medical Detoxification Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little l to change long-term drug use. High post-detoxification relapse rates Not a definitive intervention, a preparatory intervention for further care
27 Co-Dependency Withdrawal Syndrome When will he be able to sit up and take criticism?
28 10. Coercion Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Court-Ordered Probation, Proposition 36 in California Family or Employer Sanctions Medical Consequences & Physician Advice
29 11. Monitoring Possible drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously. Lapses to drug use can occur during treatment. t t Body Fluid Toxicology Testing Randomization Frequency Feedback Alcohol Metabolite Testing (EtG, etc) Breathalyzer Prescription Medication Call-Back Collateral Information (family, etc)
30 Outcomes & Measurement-Based Care Know the difference between Efficacy and Effectiveness Establish standardized baseline measures Include non-drug factors such as family life, employment, etc. Cost-offset measures Assess treatment response periodically Initial vs interim vs completion vs long-term followup Need releases of information completed for collaterals. Poor initial treatment response Change plan Quality improvement interventions for consistently mediocre results.
31 BAM: Brief Addiction Monitor (A Work-In-Progress) 17 items - 5 minutes to complete Pilot study in Philadelphia, administered to 150 patients at intake Repeated 3 months later Initial analyses indicate: Sensitive to change Composed of 3 reliable factors: Substance use Risk factors for use Pro-recovery behaviors,
32 Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) Items Substance Risk Protective Use Factors Factors Any alcohol use Physical health Self-efficacy Heavy alcohol use Sleep problems Self-help Drug use Mood/Angry/Upset Religion/spirituality Craving Risky situations Work, school Family/social conflict Satisfied with Recovery Income/Housing Social supports for recovery
33 12. High-Risk Behaviors Treatment programs should provide assessment for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, and counseling to help patients modify or change behaviors that place themselves or others at risk of infection. Education & Assessment High Risk Sexual Behavior Needle-Sharing Behaviors Environmental Exposure Risks Medical Followup Hepatitis serologies in needle-users Smoking cessation!
34 13. Recidivism Recovery from drug addiction can be a long-term process and frequently requires multiple episodes of treatment. Relapses Precede Stable Recovery Natural History of Alcoholism (Vaillant) Harm-Reduction Approaches Doing Research
35 This problem warrants more research.
36 Relapse Prevention Triggers, Cues Abstinence Violation Effect (Marlatt) Slips vs. Relapses The Wish that Never Dies When I am strong enough I will be able to drink/use in control like other normal people. p
37 Self-Control Addicts seek control, not abstinence
38 Prochaska s Stages of Change Model Precontemplation Contemplation Preparation Action Maintenance
39 Eminence-Based Practice Full Disclosure The more senior the colleague, the less importance he or she placed on the need for anything as mundane as evidence. Experience, it seems, is worth any amount of evidence. These colleagues have a touching faith in clinical experience, which has been defined as making the same mistakes with increasing confidence over an impressive number of years. The eminent physician's white hair and balding pate are called the halo effect. Seven Alternatives to Evidence-Based Medicine, David Isaacs and Dominic Fitzgerald, BMJ: Vol 319, Dec 1999.
41 Passage Through Phases Progression Attendance Regression Non attendance leads to termination Task-completion, Incomplete not time requirements = phase stasis Relapse prevention Ti Triggers People, places, things Relapse Slip vs. relapse question
42 Phase 0 - CRISIS A Wet or Drug-Using Phase Problem-Solving and Alliance-Building Formulate the psychosocial crisis Assist the patient in getting out of trouble (for the price of compliance) Detoxification Structure is key element Your drugs or mine, not both
43 Phase 1 - ABSTINENCE Illusion of/wish for Self-Control Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Relapse Prevention Compliance and Imitation Task Completion, not Motivation Structured Program Requirements AA, Twelve-Step Groups Education Groups Specialized Groups (Seeking Safety, Anger Management, PTSD, etc.) Homework
44 Abstinence Strictly speaking, abstinence is developed, not recovered It is an abnormal condition, signifying an internal defect (disease) Addicts want to be normal, that is,,, using drugs in control
45 Phase 2 - SOBRIETY Tolerance of Feelings Grief and loss Depression Self-Hatred, Self-Disgust Remorse and Guilt
46 Insight True insight is a relapse risk Inventory of damage done Emotional turmoil Despair Self-Hatred Acted out Projected onto therapist, who, in turn acts it out as harsh confrontation or contempt
47 How useful is insight? All addicts seek the underlying causes of their addiction in therapy Their unconscious fantasy is that insight will reestablish normality Normal people, normies, drink or use drugs in moderation
48 Phase 3 - RECOVERY First Fully Interactional and Psychodynamic Phase of Treatment Emphasis on Relationships Impediments to Intimacy Personal Integrity
49 Elements of Treatment Safe Detoxification Engagement in Recovery Relapse Prevention Treatment of Co-Morbidities Harm-Reduction Services
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