You are here

Teen Intervene

About This Resource

Teen Intervene is a brief motivational intervention for students using alcohol or drugs. School counselors identify youth suspected of using alcohol or drugs. Youth are then screened for substance abuse. Those meeting eligibility receive two 60-minute motivational interviews 7 to 10 days apart. In some of the studies included here the counselor also met separately with the parent, typically in the home. (Source)

Washingnton State Institute of Promising Practices benefit-cost report (rated: Research-Based)

Cost Information


Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Marijuana Use Prevention
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • Middle
  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any