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Matching Alcohol Treatment to Client Heterogeneity (Project MATCH) was a multisite, randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of treatment matching (i.e., matching treatment to important client characteristics) in alcoholism treatment, funded as a collaborative agreement by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The Project MATCH Research Group (PMRG) consisted of 23 investigators, including principal investigators of clinical research sites, statistical consultants, and coordinating center investigators as well as NIAAA staff and consultants. Project MATCH was the largest randomized controlled trial of alcoholism treatment matching ever undertaken. The project was funded during the 1990s for a total of 10 years at a cost of US$28 million and involved 1,726 clients in outpatient and residential treatment facilities at nine ...

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