For many people, addiction is an all-encompassing problem that can cause their lives to spiral out of control. Drugs and alcohol become the most important part of their lives and everything else falls to the wayside. They may make bad choices but feel unable to stop themselves. In order to get back on track, recovering addicts need to first find the motivation to do so, but their journey is only just beginning. Motivational interviewing may be able to help them maintain this drive throughout treatment so that they can see real positive change.
What Is Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational interviewing is a client-centered counseling technique that works to help patients find internal motivation to make positive changes in their life. During this interview process, the interviewer will practice reflective listening and attempt to coax the patient into talking about their current behaviors and as well as their reasons for wanting to change. For many people change is difficult and may come with a feeling of ambivalence, but by talking about the discrepancy between their current actions and their end goal, patients are better able to overcome their hesitations and find the motivation they need to make these big life changes. Motivational interviewing has been used to treat the management of some physical ailments as well as to treat substance abuse.
Using Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse
At our Chicago drug and alcohol rehab, we understand that addiction recovery is a journey that requires help from various angles in order to see long-term success and great improvement. While many facilities focus on overcoming the physical dependence that is addiction, substance abuse often comes with a lot of psychological issues and hurdles as well. Our goal is to help our patients improve their lives in every aspect and to help them grow as individuals.
In order to set our patients up for long-term success, patients in our programs will be exposed to a combination of medical treatment methods as well as addiction treatment therapies. In particular, motivational therapy for substance abuse can help patients look at the big picture of their recovery. Addiction can do far more than cause your body to become dependent on a drug; it can lead to health problems, relationship struggles, financial difficulties, legal issues, poor decisions, and more. Many people in recovery seek professional help because they want to not only stop abusing drugs or alcohol but also because they want to improve the overall quality of their lives that has waned since becoming addicted. While the idea of change is great, taking active steps to do so can be much more challenging. Motivational interviewing for addiction is just another way to ignite the patient’s motivation for change and to help propel them forward on their recovery journey.
At Banyan Treatment Center Chicago, we believe that you can make this change, and programs like our partial hospitalization program are designed to help you recognize your ability to do so. If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, the time is now to get help. Call (888) 245-0974 now.
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At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.