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Source: The Cochrane Collaborative
Last Reviewed: July 2016
Workgroups: Substance Use Workgroup
In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that motivational interviewing has no meaningful benefits for preventing alcohol use, alcohol misuse, or alcohol-related problems in adults age 25 and younger. In addition, researchers found no relationship between how long motivational interviewing lasts and how effective it is.
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Foxcroft, D.R., Coombes, L., Wood, S., Allen, D., Almeida Santimano, N.M.L. & Moreira, M.T. (2016). Motivational interviewing for the prevention of alcohol misuse in young adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (7). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007025.pub4.