Stage-matched motivational interventions for college student binge drinkers

TitleStage-matched motivational interventions for college student binge drinkers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsGintner, GG, Choate, LH
JournalJournal of College Counseling
PublisherAmerican Counseling Assn
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1099-0399
Accession Number2003-09192-001. First Author & Affiliation: Gintner, Gary G.
Keywordsadverse consequences, Alcohol Abuse, binge drinkers, binge drinking, College students, college students' drinking habits, counseling interventions, Harm Reduction, Motivation, motivational interviewing, School Based Intervention, Stages of change

College student binge drinkers incur significant adverse consequences for themselves and others, yet they often do not see their drinking as problematic. Counseling interventions should therefore be sensitive to relevant consequences, motivational level, and readiness to change. To address these issues, the authors integrate harm-reduction principles, motivational interviewing, and stages of change to address the problems of binge drinkers who may be reluctant or ambivalent about changing their drinking habits. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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