Any effective addiction treatment program will not only heal the physical effects of addiction but the psychological effects as well. As such, addiction therapy programs should be an essential aspect of addiction treatment plans. There are many different approaches to addiction therapy, from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to experiential therapy and beyond. Some people have found that motivational interviewing (MI) for addiction is best for their recovery journey.
At Prairie Recovery Center, we provide motivational interviewing in North Dakota for people that might benefit from this level of care. Our team of dedicated therapists and addiction specialists believes that our motivational interviewing therapy program can be the key for some people to find genuine, long-lasting recovery. If you’re interested in learning more about MI for addiction and mental health treatment in North Dakota, reach out to Prairie Recovery Center online or at [Direct].
What Is a Motivational Interviewing Therapy Program?
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, highly empathic therapeutic approach for eliciting behavioral changes by helping individuals explore and resolve ambivalence. MI evolved from treating problem drinkers, with initial findings published in 1983. Since then, it has been used in addition to addiction treatment programs, co-occurring disorder treatment, and other behavioral and physical health challenges.
MI attempts to move an individual away from a state of indecision or uncertainty and toward making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals.
Motivational interviewing for addiction embraces the following four principles, which are:
- Expressing empathy and avoiding arguing
- Developing discrepancy
- Rolling with resistance and supporting self-efficacy, which is the client’s belief they can successfully make a change
How Does Motivational Interviewing Help?
Benefits of Motivational Interviewing
Motivational interviewing is designed to work fairly quickly. Evidence suggests it influences change away from high-risk behaviors across a wide variety of settings and scenarios. It has been shown to increase the likelihood of a person complying with addiction and other health interventions, a strong predictor of long-term success.
Benefits of motivational interviewing include enhanced:
- Motivation to change
- Treatment program compliance
- Probability of successful treatment outcomes
- Post-treatment abstinence from drugs and alcohol
Motivational interviewing also decreases:
- Ambivalence and fear
- Anxiety about recovery
- Unhealthy behaviors
Our Prairie Recovery Center team strives to help each of our patients leave harmful behavior behind and immerse themselves in their recovery through our range of treatment programs, including our motivational interviewing therapy program.