Evidence summary

Evidence summary

Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for Young People Engaging in Problematic Substance Use

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a ‘style’ or ‘method’ that aims to enhance a person’s motivation to change problematic behaviour by exploring and resolving their ambivalence about change and requires specific clinical training. This resource examines the latest evidence around the use of Motivational Interviewing when working with young people with problematic substance use.