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This is a transcript of two conversations about talking to a friend or family member about substance use. Phil, a man in his 30s, will be having two separate conversations - one with his co-worker and friend, Jordan; the other with his cousin Donna. In each of the conversations, Phil’s goals are to:

Phil will practice expressing general concern and support, listening to understand the peer’s perspective, and asking questions to prompt them to consider the benefits of change. All while avoiding judgmental statements, giving unsolicited advice, taking a “tough love” approach, and pushing for too much change too quickly.

While listening to these conversations you will learn about the following themes: