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Motivational Enhancement Therapy Overview

Defining Motivational Enhancement Therapy

By concentrating on inside spurred change, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) people groups beat their addictions through four focused on treatment 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 is regularly joined with different types of directing for dependent individuals, for example, the 12-Step treatment technique. After an underlying appraisal, MET is included four focused on treatment sessions. The needs of the individual determine how the sessions will be carried out. The objectives of the treatment are established during the first sessions in which the information of the user is studied. Encouragement to stay clean and a different perspective on this are provided in the sessions that come afterwards.


The addicts are taught the most effective way to modify their conducts and thoughts by the MET.


Motivational Enhancement Therapy Utilised For Addiction Treatment

What each addict needs from a treatment is studied at his entry in the rehab clinic. As the patient withdraws from the drug, the doctors check their vital signs and keep track of any changes in their body.

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.


The mental issues that lead to the consumption of drugs are also treated by MET therapists. The functions of the brain change because of these mental issues along with the drugs, and many addicts have these type of troubles. Preventing setbacks and treating the mental issues are part of MET.

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

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

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Other Treatments With Met

12-steps programs and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are typically combined with MET in many treatments to offer to the patients the best program possible. 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 And Methods

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

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

  • Creating And Showing Compassion
  • So they can appreciate the effects of their actions on others, patients are encouraged to become more empathetic.
  • This may be utilised as a driving element for adjustment.
  • Trust can also develop between the patient and therapist if empathy develops.
  • Learning the differences between reality and thoughts.
  • The concept the addicts have of themselves can be very different from what they actually are, that is why many of them find difficult to quit.
  • 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 Conflict
  • There will be no argument between the patient and the therapist about the extent of drug or alcohol use.
  • Patients are urged to have a positive reaction and attitude toward MET.
  • Part of the treatment process is accepting resistance.
  • Working through the resistance to the treatment is also part of the MET treatment process.
  • Offering a better chance for addicts to see how their conducts have impacted on their objectives and relationships is part of the whole process at a personal level.
  • Supporting A Recovering Addict's Self-Efficacy
  • 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.
  • 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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We can assist if you know anyone who is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Mental health counselling is a major part of treatment in many residential and outpatient treatment centres. Getting the drive to be and remain abstinent could be an important component to an enduring recuperation, for assistance contact us on 0800 246 1509.