EMS personnel encounter many people who use drugs, and these interactions can be challenging. By learning the techniques of “motivational interviewing,” first responders can greatly improve their effectiveness in turning these interactions into positive opportunities to build trust, practice harm reduction, and, in some cases, engage patients in treatment. Download this Motivational Interviewing Techniques Training and watch the video below to learn some basic techniques.
Our vision is that all hospitals will treat opioid addiction and all substance use disorders. CA Bridge was officially launched in 2018 with a grant from the California Department of Health Care Services MAT Expansion Project. We are a program of the Public Health Institute, based in Oakland, California. This project was supported by the CARESTAR Foundation. © 2021, California Department of Health Care Services.