Group Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Published In: Motivational Interviewing With Adolescents And Young Adults / edited by Naar-King, Sylvie, Suarez, Mariann (New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2011), p. 151-157

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2011

by Elizabeth J. D'Amico, Sarah W Feldstein Ewing, Brett Engle, Sarah B. Hunter, Karen Chan Osilla, Angela Bryan

Group treatment for teen alcohol and drug disorders can be enhanced by motivational interviewing, a technique that may be ideally suited to addressing barriers to treating teens in groups because it is inherently collaborative, focusing on achievable approaches for change.

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