Brief Motivational Intervention for Substance Use may Decrease Violence Among Heavy Alcohol Users in a Jail Diversion Program
Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention
The authors analyze existing randomized controlled trial data to determine the impact of a brief motivational intervention (BMI) among individuals in a pre-trial diversion program. Their findings conclude that BMI may decrease violence among heavy alcohol drinkers even if the consumption of alcohol remains high.