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“We Thought You'd Just Tell Us ‘Don't Do Drugs’”: A Collaborative Substance Use Intervention Program for College Athletic Teams

Catie A. Greene


College counselors are often tasked to implement substance use programs with athletic teams, as athletes are both influenced by and typically use substances with teammates. However, interventions have typically been designed for individual athletes only. This manuscript will present a collaborative program based in motivational interviewing for the entire team.

Keywords: college athletes, motivational interviewing, substance use

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