The Advantages of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

The Advantages of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

Not everyone who seeks out treatment feels completely ready for it – and in many instances, it’s normal to feel apprehensive about the entire process. Addiction recovery tends to be one of the biggest accomplishments of a person’s life because it changes their entire life around in the best ways possible – and who doesn’t feel pressure upon immediately walking into something like that? If you’ve been feeling unsure about seeking help, or feel like you may need help but you may not have that serious of an issue yet to seek help, motivational enhancement therapy (MET) could greatly help you weigh out your options.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) explains that MET is, “…A counseling approach that helps individuals resolve their ambivalence about engaging in treatment and stopping their drug use.”

Rather than telling a client what they should do, motivational enhancement therapists simply hear what a client has to say and allows them to come to their own conclusions. There are a lot of concerns that you may want to talk through in therapy, such as:

  •    Whether or not you even need treatment
  •    Issues you’ve been having with family members who are concerned about you
  •    What treatment would be like if you did go through with it
  •    Barriers you find to moving forward with treatment
  •    The benefits of seeking help vs. the costs of it
  •    And more

For those who are “on the fence” about whether or not to move forward, MET can be an excellent way to work through some of the questions or concerns you have about the recovery process. As a directed, person-centered approach, MET encourages a person to find their own motivation for seeking help – because that’s when the best outcomes are likely to occur.

If you’re feeling apprehensive about seeking help but would like to get some more information, speak with a professional from Avalon Malibu today. You’re not alone – there are many others who prefer to contemplating this next stage in life, too.  

Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at 888-958-7511 for a consultation. It’s never too late, and there are people here ready to help you.

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