The Ready2Change Trial: Currently recruiting participants

20 Jun 2019

Turning Point and Monash University are currently recruiting participants for a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded trial, where two types of telephone-delivered support programs are being tested to reduce alcohol use and related harms.

Overview

Turning Point and Monash University are currently recruiting participants for a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded trial, where two types of telephone-delivered support programs are being tested to reduce alcohol use and related harms.

The trial is open to anyone aged 18+ years, who would like to reduce how much or how often they drink.

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Participants can be involved from the comfort of their own home, and are paid for their time. The support program and research follow-ups are all completed by telephone, at convenient times, from anywhere in Australia.

Participation is strictly confidential.

To find out more, and for general questions, contact the research team ready2change@turningpoint.org.au or phone 0439 920 963.

This research may benefit you if any of the following apply:

  • you spend time recovering from drinking instead of enjoying your weekends
  • you use alcohol to manage stress at work
  • you feel alcohol is impacting your health, fitness or well-being
  • you worry alcohol is impacting your work, motivation and focus
  • you have you tried to cut down in the past but had problems sticking to your goals
  • your friends, family or partner worry about your drinking.

Why this research is important

Alcohol use and related harm is a significant issue for many Australians. 

However, few people seek help due to a range of barriers that include stigma, service operating hours, thinking the problem isn’t serious enough for treatment, or thinking that it will get better on its own.

Many barriers to seeking help for alcohol use problems can be overcome through treatment programs that are delivered by telephone. These programs provide confidential support, are available outside of business hours, and can be accessed from anywhere in Australia. We want to evaluate the effects of this type of program on health outcomes.