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Motivational Enhancement As Therapy

Defining Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Four targeted therapy sessions are all that is required for people to overcome their addictions with the help of motivational enhancement therapy [MET]. The therapy sessions focus on internal change through motivation.


MET, also known as Motivational Enhancement Therapy, is an intrusion and guidance technique especially made to induce changes that are motivated internally. MET works well when it is combined with other types of counselling for individuals who are addicted such as the 12 step treatment method. After an underlying appraisal, MET is included four focused on treatment sessions. Every session is personalised for the requirements of the particular individual. Early sessions concentrate on assessing data from the underlying evaluation and setting objectives for what's to come. Encouragement to stay clean and a different perspective on this are provided in the sessions that come afterwards.


MET or Motivational Enhancement Therapy operates through aiding dependent individuals know how to alter their individual conducts and ideas.


Treating Dependency With Motivational Enhancement Therapy

When an addict checks himself or herself into a drug rehab centre they undergo an evaluation to determine their specific treatment needs. Doctors normally screen a patient's imperative signs and the body's progressions amid withdrawal from the medication.

Afterwards, the recovering drug users meet with MET therapists who help them to shift their thoughts and habits away from those that lead to drug use.


MET additionally aids in curing coexisting psychological conditions. Mental disorders which are co-occurring our common among drug addicts. Both these disorders can get affected by the imbalanced chemistry of the brain. 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 of the mental health problems that can be treated using MET are:

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

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Other Treatments With Met

MET is rarely applied on its own and is usually a part of an addiction treatment program that normally includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 12-step programs and other behavioural therapies. Patients are taken through various methods that attempt to get them to change their habits. For instance, CBT concentrates basically on showing patients adapting procedures for stress, while 12-stage programs diagram particular strides to help addicts get and remain calm.


Techniques And Treatment Used In Met Therapy

Patients and therapists will work together through the five critical elements of MET.

These are tactics which were proven to promote sense of motivational changes in individuals encountering substance abuse.

  • Creating And Showing Compassion
  • Patients are urged to learn and create compassion to figure out how their activities influence others.
  • This may be utilised as a driving element for adjustment.
  • 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 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.
  • The recognition of this can be an eye-opener and can also assist in eliciting feelings of self-motivation to bring about a change.
  • Staying Away From Arguments
  • Therapist's generally make an effort not to argue with their patients about the severity of their drug or alcohol abuse.
  • On the other hand, patients are provided the encouragement they need to display a positive response and outlook on MET.
  • Acknowledging reluctance as element of the procedure.
  • For some addicts it is hard to go through a treatment program, MET offers them the best possibility of doing it.
  • 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.
  • Encouraging A Recuperating Abuser's Self Confidence
  • Recovering addicts are required to develop the belief they need in their ability in order to achieve their goals.
  • MET shows patients they have the ability to defeat dependence and to endeavour towards their life objectives.
  • 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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