With Jim Savage, LCDC


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Pt. I: Introduction to Motivational Intervention

In this talk to an audience of school counselors and drug prevention specialists, Jim Savage stresses the importance of providing this information to those who are working on the front lines with young people on a daily basis. They are the ones who have the opportunity to initiate stage prevention and intervention efforts.

a. Motivational Enhancement: “How do you get someone to want to change?”

b. A person cannot make an educated decision about “where I am” versus “where I want to be” when they’re in denial about where they are.

c. The key to combatting denial is information and education.


Teen Substance Abuse

A Motivational Appoach to Prevention and Intervention