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Project MATCH Series

The manuals in this series are the result of the collaborative efforts of the Project MATCH investigators and are used as guides by the therapists in the trial. They are presented to the alcohol research community as standardized, well-documented intervention tools for alcoholism treatment research. The manuals are provided to the public to permit replication of treatment procedures employed in Project MATCH. See the December 17, 1996 press release, NIAAA Report Project MATCH Main Findings.

[Ordering Information]


Volume 1-Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy Manual, 123 pp. NIH Pub. No. 94-3722. 1995.

Describes twelve step facilitation therapy in which the overall goal is to facilitate patients' active participation in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. The therapy regards such active involvement as the primary factor responsible for sustained sobriety ("recovery") and therefore as the desired outcome of participation in this treatment program. This therapy is grounded in the concept of alcoholism as a spiritual and medical disease.

Volume 2-Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual, 121 pp. NIH Pub. No. 94-3723. 1994.

Describes motivational enhancement therapy (MET), a systematic intervention approach for evoking change in problem drinkers. MET is based on principles of motivational psychology and is designed to produce rapid internally motivated change. This treatment strategy does not attempt to guide and train the client, step by step, through recovery, but instead employs motivational strategies to mobilize the client's own change resources.

Volume 3-Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy Manual [PDF], 101 pp. NIH Pub. No. 94-3724. 1995

Describes cognitive-behavioral coping skills therapy, which is based on the principles of social learning theory and views drinking behavior as functionally related to major problems in the patient's life. Emphasis is placed on overcoming skill deficits and increasing the patient's ability to cope with high-risk situations that commonly precipitate relapse. The program consists of 12 sessions aimed at training the patient to use active behavioral or cognitive coping methods to deal with problems rather than relying on alcohol as a maladaptive coping strategy.

Volume 4-The Drinker Inventory of Consequences (DrlnC), 94 pp. NIH Pub. No. 95-3911. 1995.

Presents a psychometric instrument, the Drinker Inventory of Consequences (DrInC), developed in support of Project MATCH to assess the adverse consequences of drinking. Presents the background and rationale for the development of the DrInC, the scale construction and item analysis, its test-retest reliability, test procedures, and the test forms.

Volume 5-Form 90: A Structured Assessment Interview for Drinking and Related Behaviors Test Manual, 123 pp. NIH Pub. No. 96-4004. 1996.

This publication was originally developed for use in Project MATCH, a multisite clinical trial of three psychological treatments for alcohol abuse and dependence, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Form 90 is a family of assessment interview instruments designed to provide primary dependent measures of alcohol consumption and related variables. The interviews produce a continuous daily record of drinking and documentation of related variables from a 90-day baseline period through the last followup point.

Volume 6-Improving Compliance with Alcoholism Treatment, 104 pp. NIH Pub. No. 97-4143. 1997.

This manual provides a compendium of strategies for enhancing client compliance to psychosocial treatments, as well as therapist compliance with treatment protocols, in treatment and research programs involving alcohol-using populations. Many factors affect compliance, and the authors have addressed a wide range of patient needs. The volume consists of two parts. Part 1 is directed to both clinicians and clinical researchers, with points of particular interest to researchers identified. Part 2 focuses on strategies for enhancing therapist compliance in treatment delivery through the use of treatment manuals and careful supervision of the therapists delivering the intervention.

Volume 7-Strategies for Facilitating Protocol Compliance in Alcoholism Treatment Research, 141 pp. NIH Pub. No. 98-4144. 1998.

This monograph describes methods for facilitating research compliance in a multisite clinical trial. Practical strategies are offered for retaining participants in trials and for gathering accurate data in a timely manner. Specific examples from Project MATCH are used to illustrate methods of enhancing research compliance. The volume also presents a new organizing framework for addressing compliance problems, a detailed description of numerous compliance strategies, and a systematic way to deliver these strategies.

Volume 8-Project MATCH Hypotheses: Results and Causal Chain Analyses
, 330 pp. NIH Pub No. 01-4238. 2001.


This volume is the first systematic and comprehensive treatment of causal chain analysis of interventions for alcohol problems. Causal chains are theory-based models of the change process underlying intervention effects. Causal chains specify a testable sequence of steps postulated to be necessary and sufficient occurrences leading to an intervention's effects. The Project MATCH design included causal chain testing for all of the tested hypotheses.


Ordering Information

To order the Project MATCH manuals, print and fill out the form below and mail to:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publications Distribution Center
P.O. Box 10686
Rockville, MD 20849-0686
Cost: $6.00 per copy (includes shipping and handling).

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__Volume 1.

Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy Manual

__Volume 2.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual

__Volume 3.

Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy Manual

__Volume 4.

The Drinker Inventory of Consequences (DrInC)

__Volume 5.

Form 90: A Structured Assessment Interview for Drinking and Related Behaviors

__Volume 6.

Improving Compliance with Alcoholism Treatment

__Volume 7.

Strategies for Facilitating Protocol Compliance in Alcoholism Treatment Research

__Volume 8.

Project MATCH Hypotheses: Results and Causal Chain Analyses


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