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Motivational Enhancement Therapy Overview

Knowledge Of 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. MET works well when it is combined with other types of counselling for individuals who are addicted such as the 12 step treatment method. MET comprises of four targeted treatment sessions, which are developed after an initial assessment. Each user will have his own unique sessions. Before treatment goals are set, the information that is acquired during the assessment is analysed in the initial sessions. Encouragement to stay clean and a different perspective on this are provided in the sessions that come afterwards.


Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) works by helping dependent individuals figure out how to change their own particular considerations and practices.


Motivational Enhancement Therapy Utilised For Addiction Treatment

An individual's treatment requirements are assessed at the time they enter the treatment centre. During the quitting process, there is specialist who checks on the body of the patient to ensure that everything is going ok.

After this, MET counsellors cooperate with individuals to aid in altering their ideas and conducts connected to use of substances.


The mental issues that lead to the consumption of drugs are also treated by MET therapists. Co-happening emotional wellness issues are normal in dependent individuals in light of the fact that both issue can be influenced by imbalanced mind science With an indention to prevent relapse in the future MET can assist in the treatment of the addiction and the co-occurring disorder simultaneously.

Some co-occurring Conditions, Which Can Be Treated By MET Include:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating issues

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Met Used With Other Treatments

MET often is used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program along with several other types of behavioural therapies. These include the 12-step program and cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT]. Patients are taken through various methods that attempt to get them to change their habits. For example, while the primary focus of CBT relies upon teaching patients to cope with strategies for stress, the 12-step program outlines specific steps with the sole intention to help addicts to become and stay sober.


Techniques And Treatment Used In Met Therapy

There are five important components of MET which individuals and counsellors would deal with.

These are strategies, which have been identified as being helpful in encouraging feelings of motivational change among people who are suffering from drug addiction.

  • Developing And Expressing Empathy
  • So they can appreciate the effects of their actions on others, patients are encouraged to become more empathetic.
  • This can be used as a factor for motivational change.
  • The patient and therapist also benefit from empathy because it helps them to develop a trusting relationship between themselves.
  • Accepting that there are differences between what they think and what is real.
  • It is important that patients accept the reality that they are not really where they think they are in life if they are to be more receptive to the treatment.
  • It can be very revealing for the patient to notice this and this can prove a powerful motivation for them to change.
  • Staying Away From Arguments
  • There will be no argument between the patient and the therapist about the extent of drug or alcohol use.
  • A positive approach to MET is always encouraged in the patients.
  • Part of the treatment process is accepting resistance.
  • MET helps dependent individuals work through their imperviousness to dependence treatment.
  • Therapists help the patients to come to terms with the real effect of their addiction on their personal lives and that of others by trying to relate to them at a personal level.
  • Supporting A Recuperating Person Who Is Addicted Self-Viability
  • It is important for the recovering user to believe that they have what it takes to meet their own objectives.
  • Patients are taught using MET that they can meet their objectives in life and they can kick their addiction.
  • Counsellors support favourable ideas and conducts which strengthen the idea of self confidence.

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