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Prof John Strang
+44 (0)20 7848 0438

Study Location:

King's College London

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Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in reducing drug-related risk among young people in further education colleges

Not Recruiting

Open to: All Genders

Age: Adult

Medical Conditions

Drug addiction

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The primary hypothesis to be tested is that: Motivational Interviewing (MI) will reduce frequency of cannabis use in comparison to an equally credible Drug Information and Advice (DIA) intervention after three months among young people aged 16 to 19 years old in Further Education (FE) colleges.

Randomised controlled trial

Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

01 Jan 2004

09 Jan 2005


1. 2008 results in


Intervention Type : Other
Intervention Description : Interventions will be delivered by practitioners trained in both interventions, and will embrace the range of drugs currently being used by the young person. Recorded interventions will be analysed to identify process mechanisms associated with outcomes. Follow-up data will be collected after three and six months.

You can take part if:

1. Weekly cannabis smokers2. Aged 16 to 19 years3. In Further Education (FE) colleges

You may not be able to take part if:

No exclusion criteria

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • King's College London
    SE5 8AF

The study is sponsored by King's College London (UK) and funded by The Wellcome Trust (UK) (grant ref: 071301) .

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