Enhancing readiness-to-change substance abuse in persons with schizophrenia: A four-session motivation-based intervention

K. B. Carey, D. M. Purnine, S. A. Maisto, M. P. Carey

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Abstract

This article describes a four-session intervention designed for persons with co-occurring substance abuse and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, to be administered as an add-on module to supplement ongoing mental health treatment in an outpatient setting. The intervention targets those dually diagnosed individuals with low readiness-to-change as indicated by current use, and/or low level of engagement in treatment for substance abuse. The intervention is designed to increase problem recognition, to enhance motivation to change maladaptive patterns of substance use, and to facilitate engagement in substance abuse treatment. To achieve these goals, the authors have adopted constructs from the Transtheoretical Model of Change, the authors used principles of motivational and harm reduction interventions, and tailored them to the target population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-384
Number of pages54
JournalBehavior Modification
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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