A Steps Recovery Center
Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating those with substance abuse and relatable disorders that may contribute to their substance abuse; this includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally. When you seek help for yourself or a loved one with long-term drug or alcohol abuse, there are several methods of treatment. Aside from the basics of detox, residential rehab, individual counseling, and group therapy, behavioral therapies are most successful for lasting recovery. Some of these therapies include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy,) and motivational interviewing.
What is Motivational Interviewing?Motivational interviewing is therapy focused on helping you make the right decisions toward set goals. For those in rehab or thinking about it, implementing this method, along with other proven methods, is a great way to move forward with your life. Motivational interviewing helps people with mental illnesses that coexist with substance abuse, including anxiety, depression, and gambling problems. In a recovery center, a therapist works with you to boost your progress and helps you to make changes on your terms, instead of feeling pressured. Throughout the process, you can explore how you feel about changes in your life. Your therapist is there to support you while you make choices and decisions that will benefit your life. This treatment protocol provides a life coach, if you will, who you can trust and who will listen to you. When you have someone that cares and is cheering you on toward your goals, it’s easier to push toward them.
Characteristics of Motivational interviewingThis treatment method relies upon identifying and mobilizing the client’s intrinsic values and goals to help stimulate behavioral change. It’s designed to elicit change and help the client with motivating their life toward accomplishing their goals and sticking to their values. If there’s resistance and denial, it just means the method needs to be modified since every person is different and reacts differently to various methods. The National Institutes of Health recognizes motivational interviewing, which is based on five principles:
Expressing empathy through reflective listening:
Develop discrepancy between client’s goals or values and their current behavior:
Avoid argument and confrontation:
Adjust to rather than oppose resistance:
Support self-efficacy and optimism: