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Drunk Drivers May Respond to Brief Motivational Interview
Date:11/28/2009

the first published report of a beneficial effect of a very brief version of motivational interviewing with individuals who are not in a clinical setting, not particularly motivated to reconsider their drinking (as an individual in an emergency room following an injury might be), and who are generally considered to be hardcore drunk drivers," Brown explained. "Nonetheless, the results underscore how, in the right hands, even very brief psychosocial interventions can have important and enduring effects in individuals who are often seen as impervious to change."

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, news release, Nov. 19, 2009


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