Screening and Brief Intervention for Prescription Drug Misuse in Primary Care

A surprising result regarding screening and brief intervention in primary care settings is discussed in this study provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The purpose of the study was to test the efficacy of 2 brief counseling interventions for unhealthy drug use (any illicit drug use or prescription drug misuse)—a brief negotiated interview (BNI) and an adaptation of motivational interviewing (MOTIV)—compared with no brief intervention.View abstract.*

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