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Am J Addict. 2001 Fall;10(4):335-9.

Motivational interviewing to enhance treatment initiation in substance abusers: an effectiveness study.

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Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. kathleen.carroll@yale.edu

Abstract

Sixty individuals referred for a substance abuse evaluation by a child welfare worker were randomly assigned to either a standard evaluation or an evaluation enhanced by Motivational Interviewing techniques, each delivered in a single session. Participants who received the enhanced evaluation were significantly more likely to attend at least one additional treatment session after the initial evaluation (59% versus 29%). This finding suggests that comparatively inexpensive modifications of "standard" initial evaluations with substance-using parents may increase engagement of substance-abusing parents in treatment. Moreover, this study adds to an overwhelmingly positive literature supporting Motivational Interviewing with alcohol-using populations and extends prior findings to non-research community settings.

PMID:
11783748
PMCID:
PMC3680596
DOI:
10.1080/aja.10.4.335.339
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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