An internet based intervention for psychostimulant use that is relevant as a treatment program by athletes who have a psychostimulant misuse issue

  • Research program: New technologies and online interventions
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 2012
  • Expected end date: June 2014
  • Completion date: October 2014
  • Funded by: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
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Breaking the Ice is an internet-based intervention to reduce psychostimulant use. It contains three modules involving quizzes, goal setting, and recommended lifestyle changes. This intervention will be evaluated in a randomised controlled trial comparing participants who are current users of psychostimulants to a wait list control group.

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Dr Robert Tait
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Chief Investigator

New technologies and online interventions


  • Co-investigator: Helen Christensen, University of Sydney
  • Co-investigator: Kathleen Griffiths, Australian National University
  • Co-investigator: Frances Kay-Lambkin, University of Newcastle

Tait, R., J., McKetin, R., Kay-Lambkin, F., J., Carron-Arthur, B., Bennett, A., Bennett, K., Christensen, H. and Griffiths, K., M. (2015). Six-month outcomes of a web-based intervention for users of amphetamine-type stimulants: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17, (4), pp. e105. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3778 [RJ1032] View web page