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Motivational Interviewing with Alcohol Outpatients

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 June 2009

Thomas H. Bein
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
William R. Miller
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
Joseph M. Boroughs
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico

Abstract

Outpatients from a V.A. outpatient substance abuse treatment program (N = 32) were assigned at random either to receive or not receive a brief motivational intervention in addition to standard outpatient treatment. The additional intervention consisted of two additional hours of assessment and a one-hour motivational interview. Control subjects received the same additional assessment, but with an attention-placebo interview in place of the motivational interview. Those assigned to receive the additional intervention demonstrated superior clinical outcome at three month follow-up on a composite variable composed of three individual variables: (1) total standard drinks, (2) peak blood alcohol level, and (3) percent days abstinent. These results were substantially corroborated by reports of significant others. By six month follow-up, the superiority of the treatment group was modest, and no longer significant. These findings support the utility of this approach for use with clinically severe alcohol populations on at least a time-limited basis.

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Copyright © British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 1993

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