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Understanding Stages of Change and Best Interventions for Substance Use Disorders

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Promising/Best Practices, , , ,

Resource Subtopic: Substance Use Disorders.

Keywords: Chronic Diseases and Care, Mental Health.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Consortium (NNCC) (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This webinar discusses how nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers support those with substance use disorders.

Resource Details: This webinar includes a review of historical changes in how substance treatment has been provided from the abstinence model to harm reduction; an introduction on the basics of stages of change described by Prochaska and Diclemente (1983); and a review of how to intervene with appropriate interventions for specific stages of change.Then we discussed basic motivational interviewing techniques that can be used to move individuals to a later stage of change.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit