Effects of motivational interviewing for incarcerated adolescents on driving under the influence after release
Date of Original Version
Motivational Interviewing (MI) to reduce alcohol and marijuana-related driving events among incarcerated adolescents was evaluated. Adolescents were randomly assigned to receive MI or Relaxation Training. Follow-up assessment showed that, as compared to RT, adolescents who received MI had lower rates of drinking and driving, and being a passenger in a car with someone who had been drinking. Effects were moderated by levels of depression. At low levels of depression, MI evidenced lower rates of these behaviors; at high levels of depression, effects for MI and RT were equivalent. Similar patterns were found for marijuana-related risky driving, but effects were non-significant. Copyright © American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
American Journal on Addictions
Stein, L. A., Suzanne M. Colby, Nancy P. Barnett, Peter M. Monti, Charles Golembeske, and Rebecca Lebeau-Craven. "Effects of motivational interviewing for incarcerated adolescents on driving under the influence after release." American Journal on Addictions 15, SUPPL. 1 (2006): s50-s57. doi:10.1080/10550490601003680.