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Motivational Enhancement Therapy Overview

Getting To Know About Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) offer to the addicts the tools they need to defeat their addictions in a process of four meetings, putting the attention and effort on an inner motivated change.


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 works well when it is combined with other types of counselling for individuals who are addicted such as the 12 step treatment method. MET is made up of four focused rehabilitation periods following the first evaluation. Every session is customized to the need of the person. Before treatment goals are set, the information that is acquired during the assessment is analysed in the initial sessions. Later sessions furnish the patient with point of view and uplifting feedback for remaining calm.


Helping addicted people to understand how they can change their own thoughts, and behaviours is the approach that motivational enhancement therapy [MET] works upon.


Treating Dependency With Motivational Enhancement Therapy

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.

After this, MET counsellors cooperate with individuals to aid in altering their ideas and conducts connected to use of substances.


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. MET is useful in three ways i.e. treating addiction, treating co-occurring mental problems and preventing relapses in the future.

Some co-happening conditions MET treats include:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar affective illness
  • Eating disorders

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Other Cures And Met Treatment

MET often is used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program along with several other types of behavioural therapies. These include the 12-step program and cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT]. Patients are taken through various methods that attempt to get them to change their habits. 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 Methods

Therapist and patients will focus on five crucial aspects during MET.

These are strategies, which have been identified as being helpful in encouraging feelings of motivational change among people who are suffering from drug addiction.

  • Creating And Communicating Compassion
  • Through empathy, the addict will discover how their conducts have impacted in other people's life, that is why is so important.
  • A great change can begin thanks to empathy.
  • The patient and therapist also benefit from empathy because it helps them to develop a trusting relationship between themselves.
  • Recognizing the uniqueness amongst contemplations and reality
  • Patients regularly have some imperviousness to treatment, and must grapple with the way that there is a difference between where they think they are and where they really are.
  • 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.
  • On the other hand, patients are provided the encouragement they need to display a positive response and outlook on MET.
  • Accepting resistance is just a part during the process.
  • MET helps dependent individuals work through their imperviousness to dependence treatment.
  • Therapists connect with recouping addicts on an individual level, helping them understand how their practices are affecting their objectives and connections.
  • Supporting The Self-Efficacy Of A Recovering Addict
  • Recovering addicts are required to develop the belief they need in their ability in order to achieve their goals.
  • Achieving their objectives is something that every addict needs to have in their mind to quit drugs, and MET helps them to know how.
  • 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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