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Motivational Enhancement Treatment And Therapy

Defining Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy has assisted many people to recover by emphasizing change that is internally motivated in their targeted therapy sessions.


This is an approach which is designed specifically to motivate addicts internally and motivational enhancement therapy [MET] utilises the methods of intervention and counselling to achieve its objectives. Typical other treatments, like the 12-step programs, are combined with MET to get the best results. After an underlying appraisal, MET is included four focused on treatment sessions. Every session is customized to the need of the person. The objectives of the treatment are established during the first sessions in which the information of the user is studied. Succeeding meetings give the individual the view and good support for remaining abstinent.


Helping addicted people to understand how they can change their own thoughts, and behaviours is the approach that motivational enhancement therapy [MET] works upon.


Motivational Enhancement Therapy Utilised For Addiction Treatment

Once somebody gets into a substance rehabilitation facility, they are assessed to know their rehabilitation necessities. The vital signs of the patient are monitored by the physicians along with any changes within the body during the withdrawal stages from the drug.

The therapists of MET that after begin to work with the patients in order to assist them to change their thoughts and behaviours which are related to drug use.


MET additionally aids in curing coexisting psychological conditions. Because drug use can result in the brain chemistry being altered, it is very common to find other mental health problems in people with addictions. MET is useful in three ways i.e. treating addiction, treating co-occurring mental problems and preventing relapses in the future.

Other coexisting disorders MET cures involve:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [OCD]
  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar affective illness
  • Eating issues

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Combining Met And Other Treatments

MET is frequently utilized as a major aspect of a total enslavement treatment program with a few other behavioural treatments, including 12-stage programs and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These treatments utilizes particular procedures to guide patients through behavioural change. 12-steps program offers a stage by stage process to achieve and keeping the addict away from drugs, while CBT teaches methods to deal with stress in a good way.


Met Therapy Approaches

The recovering drug user is required to work past five main elements with the help of a doctor when MET is used.

The methods used in MET have been seen to make recovering drug users want to change their habits.

  • Developing And Expressing Empathy
  • Patients are urged to learn and create compassion to figure out how their activities influence others.
  • This can be used as a factor for motivational change.
  • Compassion likewise builds up a trusting relationship between a patient and specialist.
  • Accepting that there are differences between what they think and what is real.
  • It is common to notice some resistance during the treatment among patients who are required to understand the fact that there is a certain gap between where they feel they are and where they really are.
  • It can be very revealing for the patient to notice this and this can prove a powerful motivation for them to change.
  • Preventing Quarrels
  • Therapist's generally make an effort not to argue with their patients about the severity of their drug or alcohol abuse.
  • On MET the addicts are supported to show a positive answer.
  • An important element of the procedure is recognizing the resistance.
  • MET can help addicted individuals overcome their resistance to the treatment which is highly needed by them.
  • Recovering addicts are engaged on a personal level by the therapists who look forward to helping them to realise how their behaviours are having an impact on their goals and relationships.
  • Encouraging A Recovering Addict's Self-Efficacy
  • Recovering addicts are required to develop the belief they need in their ability in order to achieve their goals.
  • Achieving their objectives is something that every addict needs to have in their mind to quit drugs, and MET helps them to know how.
  • Behaviours that strengthen the idea of reaching your goals on your own are encouraged by therapists as well as positive thoughts.

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