Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Fostering Recovery Empowerment

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic technique that focuses on empowering patients to be a part of their own recovery. This therapy can be useful in treating addiction and alcoholism as it gives clear motivation towards helpful behavioral changes even when patient’s are struggling with internal resistance and cravings.

HOW DOES MI WORK?

Utilizing Motivational Interviewing, the therapist works to facilitate a willingness to change behavior by addressing a client’s ambivalence or fear of change. Although a patient may be in a treatment program, the patient’s fear or old patterns will still be operating. This modality seeks to help calm the internal battle over participating in new recovery behaviors.

IS MI EFFECTIVE?

Motivational Interviewing is a well-known evidence-based treatment for patients with addiction and substance abuse. It has been shown to be effective for those who have willingly sought treatment, as well as for those sent to treatment for legal reasons or following pressure from loved ones. MI can help an individual uncover the roadblocks to change and find their own inner desire to recover that isn’t prompted by outside pressure, thereby increasing their chances of long-term freedom. MI also appears to be particularly beneficial for treatment of substance use disorders especially when applied in conjunction with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Because it is broadly helpful in increasing motivation for positive behaviors, it has widespread potential for everything from encouraging healthier eating and exercise to the treatment of severe mental illness.

Foster recovery empowerment with Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Empowering patients to be part of their own recovery journey, MI provides clear motivation for helpful behavioral changes. Learn to overcome internal resistance and cravings—take the first step towards a more empowered and fulfilling recovery.
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