A cluster-randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of the Life Enhancing Alcohol-management Program (LEAP) for Housing First residents

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Principal Investigator(s):
People experiencing chronic homelessness comprise a small yet high-morbidity, high-cost subset of the larger homeless population and are disproportionately impacted by alcohol-related harm. This study proposes a cluster randomized controlled trial of an innovative, community-based, and client-driven program known as the LEAP to explore its impact on substance use and quality of life outcomes among individuals with lived experience of homelessness and alcohol use problems living in Housing First settings. Analyses will test LEAP effectiveness in increasing engagement in meaningful activities, decreasing alcohol use, ameliorating both first- and secondhand alcohol-related harm, and improving quality of life for this population.

Project Period:
March 1, 2019 February 28, 2024

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Geographic Area(s):
King County, Seattle/Puget Sound, University of Washington

Practice Type(s):
Community-Based Organizations

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Targeted Condition(s):
Alcohol use disorders/misuse, Homelessness