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Davis, Paul (2007) Substance misuse in young people; a brief (one-session) intervention (BI) framework for reducing hazardous or harmful use. London: University College London.

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This provides a framework for a single-session brief intervention that focuses on the following, using the style and principles of motivational interviewing (MI):
•Raising awareness about alcohol, smoking and drug use
•Increasing motivation to change this
•Facilitating decision-making.

It is intended to be adapted by the worker to make it appropriate for the setting and this particular client group.

Setting: Specialist child and adolescent substance misuse services, as well as general clinical or non-clinical settings (for example teenage antenatal clinics, primary health care, specialist youth services, and educational and criminal justice settings).

Duration: One session of up to 50 minutes.


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