Evaluation of a motivational interview for substance use within psychiatric in-patient services

TitleEvaluation of a motivational interview for substance use within psychiatric in-patient services
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBaker, A, Lewin, T, Reichler, H, Clancy, R, Carr, V, Garrett, R, Sly, K, Devir, H, Terry, M
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
Place PublishedUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0965-21401360-0443
Accession Number2002-04581-009. First Author & Affiliation: Baker, Amanda
KeywordsComorbidity, Drug abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, inpatient services, Mental Disorders, Motivation Training, motivational interview, motivational interviewing, psychiatric patients, Substance Abuse

Assessed the effectiveness of a motivational interview among 16-70 yr old hospitalized psychiatric patients with comorbid substance use disorder in reducing alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. Subjects (Ss) were assigned randomly to receive an individual motivational interview (n=79) or a self-help booklet (control condition; n=81). The intervention involved either 1 30-45-min motivational interview or brief advice. The structured clinical interview for diagnosis (SCID) and opiate treatment index (OTI) were the main measures. Results show that there was a modest short-term effect of the motivational interview on an aggregate index of alcohol and other drug use (polydrug use on the OTI). Cannabis use remained high among the sample over the 12-mo follow-up period. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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