Motivational enhancement therapy for high-risk adolescent smokers.

  title={Motivational enhancement therapy for high-risk adolescent smokers.},
  author={Amy Helstrom and Kent Hutchison and Angela Bryan},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={32 10},
The majority of regular adult smokers begin smoking in adolescence and there is a clear need for youth-targeted smoking cessation interventions. The present randomized, controlled trial tested the effectiveness of motivational enhancement therapy (MET) to reduce smoking among 81 adjudicated adolescents. Participants received either MET or an education control. Smoking abstinence, quantity, and frequency were assessed at 1 and 6 months post treatment. Results suggest that although between-group… CONTINUE READING

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