Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Preventing Addiction Related Suicide

This proposal aimed to improve drug and alcohol addiction treatment by developing and testing a behavioral suicide education and prevention module for integration into standard intensive outpatient addiction treatment. The key aims of this R21 exploratory research proposal were: 1) to develop the Preventing Addiction Related Suicide (PARS) module, a suicide risk reduction training and intervention program that can be incorporated into standard group-based, intensive outpatient program (IOP) addiction treatment; 2) to obtain pilot data on its acceptance and feasibility, as rated by IOP patients and counselors; and 3) to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, and adaptive behaviors about suicide prevention following exposure to the PARS, as rated by addiction treatment participants and counselors at two NIDA CTN (Clinical Trials Network) addiction treatment agencies.


Richard K. Ries, MD PI (UW Psychiatry)
Dennis M. Donovan, PhD Co-Investigator (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #: <5 R21 DA026494-02
Start: May 15, 2009
End: April 30, 2011
Status: completed

Project Site

NIH RePORTer Record