Brief Challenges

The Seven Challenges – Brief™, also known as ”Brief Challenges”, is the brief therapy version of The Seven Challenges®, which is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Brief Challenges is designed for youth who have a known or suspected drug problem, and is used in individual sessions lasting approximately one hour each. Brief Challenges is designed to serve three functions:

  1. Assessment of drug and co-occurring problems
  2. Brief therapy intervention for drug problems
  3. Support in responding to external pressures for abstinence