Project TEXT2

Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
(PI: Tolou-Shams; K24 DA046569)

  • Goal: To evaluate an SMS text messaging intervention with justice-involved youth and their caregivers
  • Research question:
  • Do motivational messages (“coaching”) sent to youth and caregivers through SMS text messages help youth engage more in their required and monitored community-based care?


  • We are currently recruiting participants! We’re looking for:
    • Justice-involved youth ages 13-18 who have been referred to mental health and/or substance use treatment
    • One caregiver who would participate too