Motivational interviewing with cocaine-dependent patients: A pilot study

TitleMotivational interviewing with cocaine-dependent patients: A pilot study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsStotts, AL, Schmitz, JM, Rhoades, HM, Grabowski, J
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Date PublishedOct
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0022-006X (Print)0022-006X (Linking)
Accession Number11680565
Keywords*Motivation, Adult, Cocaine-Related Disorders/*psychology/therapy, Female, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Male, Middle Aged, Pilot Projects, Random Allocation

A brief motivational interviewing (MI) intervention was evaluated within the context of an outpatient, cocaine-detoxification program. MI was hypothesized to assist patients in completing the detoxification program and to improve outcomes during subsequent treatment. Participants (N = 105) were randomly assigned to MI or to detox-only conditions. Results indicated that although participants completed the detoxification program at equal rates, completers who received MI increased use of behavioral coping strategies and had fewer cocaine-positive urine samples on beginning the primary treatment. MI patients with lower initial motivation were more likely to complete detoxification.

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