A brief intervention (BI) is an short conversation focused on increasing awareness of substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.BI helps the individual...
- Identify personal and compelling reasons to change
- Build readiness to change
- Make commitment to change
The BI usually follows screening, and so the clinician has patient/client self-reported information about substance use habits.Though it is not a linear process, think of a brief intervention in terms of the following steps: