Before clients enter substance abuse treatment, it’s likely that loved ones have already shown concern. Yet the confrontational approach that comes with “talking sense” into an addict is frequently unsuccessful, making the addict resentful and angry instead of feeling inspired to change.
Motivational interviewing is a different way to encourage addicts to get clean. The American Addiction Centers counselors who use this technique don’t shy away from the addiction, but they also don’t argue with the addict or tell them what he or she “must” do. Treatment options are discussed in a nonjudgmental, back-and-forth manner, as the addict actively contributes ideas and possible solutions during the discussion.
Motivational interviewing has been proven effective, and in fact “outperformed traditional advice giving in 80% of studies,” according to a recent article published in the British Medical Journal. This form of client interaction shows positive results because it’s a way for addicts to lead the way in their own recovery by being included in the strategy-making process. At the same time, these clients also benefit from professional advice and support.
At American Addiction Centers, our comprehensive, individualized client care includes motivational interviewing, as well as other state-of-the-art, proven techniques. Don’t put off the treatment you or your loved one needs. Call us at 800-890-1956.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find the best source for motivational interviewing therapy. We also offer many affordable self pay options for obtaining motivational interviewing therapy.