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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the control and intervention groups

From: Alcohol-related brief intervention in patients treated for opiate or cocaine dependence: a randomized controlled study

  Control Group
(N= 52)
Intervention Group
(N= 60)
p Value
Age [(M (SD)] 34.8 (6.9) 34.2 (8.6) 0.6
AUDIT T0 [(M (SD)] 16.8 (8.3) 17 (7.6) 0.9
Category of alcohol consumption: T0 %    0.8
   Low-risk drinkers 0 0  
   Heavy drinkers 44.2 43.3  
   Alcohol dependence 55.8 56.7  
Male (%) 71.2 75 0.6
Treatment (%) 60.8 40.7 0.1
   Methadone 9.8 11.9  
Diacethyl morphine (heroin)
Patients without opiate substitution
29.4 47.5  
  1. AUDIT = Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test; T0 = baseline.