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Motivational Enhancement Therapy Overview

What Is Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Through concentrating on change that is motivated internally, MET or Motivational Enhancement Therapy aids individuals to defeat their dependencies by four focused periods of counselling.


MET is an approach to counselling and intervention which is done with the purpose of making the patient want to change. MET is regularly joined with different types of directing for dependent individuals, for example, the 12-Step treatment technique. MET comprises of four targeted treatment sessions, which are developed after an initial assessment. Each user will have his own unique sessions. Initial meetings concentrate on assessing details from the first evaluation and determining aims for the time to come. Succeeding meetings give the individual the view and good support for remaining abstinent.


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


Treating Addiction Using 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 usually observe an individual's physical changes as well as vital signs throughout abstinence from the substance.

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. 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. With an indention to prevent relapse in the future MET can assist in the treatment of the addiction and the co-occurring disorder simultaneously.

The typical mental issues treated by MET are:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [OCD]
  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders

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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. 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.


Met Therapy Approaches

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 Communicating Compassion
  • 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.
  • Trust can also develop between the patient and therapist if empathy develops.
  • Recognizing the uniqueness amongst contemplations and reality
  • Individuals usually have some reluctance to rehabilitation, and should accept the truth that there is a space between the point where they believe they are and where they really are.
  • Understanding this space could be staggering and could aid in prompting emotions of self-drive to adjust.
  • Avoiding Arguments
  • Counsellors would not disagree with the individuals regarding the extent of their substance or liquor addiction.
  • Patients are urged to have a positive reaction and attitude toward MET.
  • Part of the treatment process is accepting resistance.
  • MET can help addicted individuals overcome their resistance to the treatment which is highly needed by them.
  • 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 Recuperating Person Who Is Addicted Self-Viability
  • Recuperating abusers should trust in their capability to reach their aims.
  • MET educates individuals that they own the potential to defeat dependency and to make an effort towards their aims in life.
  • Counsellors support favourable ideas and conducts which strengthen the idea of self confidence.

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