Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Brief Substance Abuse Treatment for Homeless Adolescents

This research program evaluated a brief motivational enhancement and service-linking intervention tailored to the special needs of homeless youth. The intervention was aimed at encouraging them to question social influences and assumptions about substance use, to consider treatment for drug problems, and to make use of available social services.


John S. Baer, PhD PI (UW ADAI)
Bryan Hartzler, PhD Co-Investigator (UW ADAI)

Project Staff

Sharon B. Garrett, MPH Project Director (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #:
Start: September 30, 2002
End: June 30, 2008
Status: completed

Project Results

Baer JS, Beadnell B, Garrett SB, Hartzler B, Wells EA, Peterson PL. Adolescent change language within a brief motivational intervention and substance use outcomes. Psychol Addict Behav 2008;22(4):570-575. [read article]