Motivational Interviewing (MI)

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Denver, CO Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse Treatment

If you’ve had trouble fully committing to your recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, Motivational Interviewing (MI) may be able to help. Through this special form of therapy, a Golden Peak Recovery counselor works with you to help discover the inner motivation you need to begin rehab or get back on track for a successful, long-term recovery.

We understand that you may be at a point where you’re not 100 percent certain that you want or need to change your behavior when it comes to using drugs and alcohol. You may realize that your addiction has negative consequences, but you also understand that it helps you cope with certain issues in your life and you may not want to give it up.

Through our MI techniques, we won’t tell you that you have to change your behavior if you want to get and stay sober. But we will help you reach that conclusion on your own by showing you the pros and cons of your thoughts and actions. We don’t pressure you to make a change ­– we collaborate with you to develop your own set of goals for recovery based on your true values and desires.

Primary Therapist Amanda explains the benefits of motivational interviewing in addiction recovery.

When we use Motivational Interviewing

MI has proven successful in helping you get back on track if you have suffered a relapse in your recovery. It’s easy for relapse to happen if you’ve become uncertain about the consequences of substance abuse and lost sight of your motivation to stay sober. We can help you rediscover that motivation to quit based on your own desires, and not because you’ve been pressured by your family or a therapist, or because you feel guilty. By doing this, your chances of avoiding another relapse in the future are greatly improved.

We may also incorporate Motivational Interviewing in your addiction treatment plan if Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or other behavioral therapies have not been successful. We understand that it may be hard to change your thoughts and behaviors if you’re not properly motivated to do so.