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Basic Facts

Name

Web-ICAIP – Web-based individual coping and alcohol-intervention program

Abstract

Web-ICAIP – Web-based individual coping and alcohol-intervention program for children of parents with alcohol problems (Alkohol och coping).

This study consists of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with two parallel conditions where one group has access to the web-ICAIP intervention and the other consists of a waiting list control group representing treatment as usual (TAU).

About 200 persons aged 15-19 participates in the study.

Web-ICAIP is presented with an image of a playing board, containing a set of filmed lectures, practices and feedback. Some of the elements are mandatory, some are optional. The lectures are on substance abuse in the family and describe a number of coping strategies. The interactive elements are designed to engage the targets and make them describe their feelings and everyday life.

Funding

  • National/regional/local government
  • Non-governmental organisation

Level

  • National

Aims

The purpose of the program Web-ICAIP is to strengthen adolescents’ coping behaviour, improve their mental health, and postponing the onset or decreasing risky alcohol consumption.

Development

Stakeholder Involvement

  • Intermediate target group
  • Researchers

Logic Model

Scientific: This study consists of a RCT with two parallel conditions where one group has access to the web-ICAIP intervention and the other consists of a waiting list control group representing treatment as usual (TAU). Participants were recruited via Facebook-ads and via the web site Drugsmart (www.drugsmart.com) which, in addition to more general information about alcohol and other drugs, contains information, facts, and activities targeted to children of substance abusing parents.

Elements Of Plan

  • Literature review and/or formative research
  • Needs assessment
  • Detailed plan of action
  • Financial plan
  • Evaluation plan

Implementation

Time Frame

  • Non-recurring

Target Group

  • Adolescents
  • Young adults

Communication Channel

  • Social media
  • Website
  • Meetings/conferences with experts/colleagues
  • Scientific publications

Core Activities

Web-ICAIP will be implemented at the website www.drugsmart.com, operated by The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAN) when the final results of the evaluation will be published.

Supportive activities

  • Team meetings

Evaluation

Responsibility

External

Type

  • Impact
  • Outcome

Results

About 200 persons aged 15-19 participated in the study. Preliminary results at follow-up after 2 and 6 months show that a large proportion of the participants use non-functioning coping strategies and suffer from psychological disorders and have a risky alcohol consumptions themselves. Most of the participants have symptoms of depression and four out of ten have a risky alcohol consumption. The preliminary results show that participants in the intervention group decrease their alcohol consumption to a higher extent compared to the participants in the control group.

Final results will be published in 2015.

Follow Up

Yes, results of the final follow-up will be published in 2015.

Additional Information

Contact

Contact person: Anna Raninen, Head of Department

Organization: Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Address: PO Box 70412, SE-10725 Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Telephone number: +47 72 3714 321

E-mail address: anna.raninen@can.se

Additional remarks

Last change: 16. 08. 2016 - 12:36, created: 12. 08. 2016
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