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Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Mar;47(4):418-28. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2011.641057. Epub 2012 Jan 4.

Boosting a teen substance use prevention program with motivational interviewing.

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Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90032, USA. embarnet@usc.edu

Abstract

A brief motivational interviewing (MI) intervention may be a viable adjunct to school-based substance abuse prevention programs. This article describes the development and implementation of a brief MI intervention with 573 adolescents (mean age 16.8; 40.3% female, 68% Latino) enrolled in eight continuation high schools in Southern California. Study participants were assigned to the MI condition in a randomized controlled trial of Project Toward No Drug Abuse. Data are provided on dosage, topics discussed, and quality of MI determined with the Motivational Interviewing Skill Code (MISC). Results suggest that the protocol was feasible and implemented with adequate fidelity. The study's limitations are noted.

PMID:
22216936
PMCID:
PMC3496395
DOI:
10.3109/10826084.2011.641057
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