MAPIT: A Web-Based Intervention Targeting Substance Abuse Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
From Stephen McBroom 2 Years ago
Although substance use is common among people in the U.S. criminal justice system, only a minority of clients actually initiate treatment. MAPIT is a two-session, web-based intervention to increase motivation for substance abuse treatment among probationers using illicit substances. The first session (completed near the start of probation) targets motivation to complete probation, to make changes in substance use (including treatment initiation), and to obtain HIV testing and care. The second session (completed approximately 30 days after session 1) focuses on goal setting, coping strategies, and social support. MAPIT is being tested in a randomized treatment trial in two large U.S. probation agencies. MAPIT is the first web-based intervention to specifically target behaviors that affect probation success.