A longitudinal study of organizational formation, innovation adoption, and dissemination activities within the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network

Paul M. Roman, Amanda J. Abraham, Tanja C. Rothrauff, Hannah K. Knudsen

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Abstract

The National Institute on Drug Abuse established the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) to conduct trials of promising substance abuse treatment interventions in diverse clinical settings and to disseminate results of these trials. This article focuses on three dimensions of CTN's organizational functioning. First, a longitudinal dataset is used to examine CTN's formation as a network of interorganizational interaction among treatment practitioners and researchers. Data indicate strong relationships of interaction and trust, but a decline in problem-centered interorganizational interaction over time. Second, adoption of buprenorphine and motivational incentives among CTN's affiliated community treatment programs (CTPs) is examined over three waves of data. Although adoption is found to increase with CTPs' CTN participation, there is only modest evidence of widespread penetration and implementation. Third, CTPs' pursuit of the CTN's dissemination goals are examined, indicating that such organizational outreach activities are underway and likely to increase innovation diffusion in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S44-S52
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Volume38
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the research support of the NIDA (Grant R01DA14482 ) and the participation of the community-based treatment programs affiliated with the National Drug Abuse Treatment CTN in this research.

Keywords

  • Clinical Trials Network
  • Dissemination research
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Innovation adoption
  • Interorganizational relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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