Motivational interviewing is a treatment modality developed in the early 1990's. Two clinical psychologists, Miller and Rollnick, were major contributors. It was intentionally designed to help people succeed in substance abuse treatment. As a result, motivational interviewing and addiction go hand in hand.\u00a0 Taking control of your addiction takes personal motivation. You may have begun using drugs for various reasons. A changed mindset regarding your use will help you achieve sobriety. Is Motivational Interviewing Used At Our Treatment Center? The clinicians at Lucida Treatment Center use motivational interviewing techniques. It is a brief, outpatient clinical program. How does motivational interviewing and addiction cross paths at Lucida Treatment Center? You may feel ambivalence or mixed emotions about your substance abuse. Having your therapist repeat that drug abuse is bad is usually not a motivating factor. You know that drug abuse is bad for your body and your life. You also understand that drug abuse has led to problems in your family. Redundancy is not going to help you or the situation. Understanding why you continue to abuse substances though you know its harms is key. Is Motivational Interviewing Effective? According to the National Institute of Health, motivational interviewing has been highly effective in substance-abuse treatment. Your mixed feelings about substance abuse are addressed at the beginning of your treatment programming. Your clinician will use\u00a0five general\u00a0motivational interviewing principles which include: \tExpressing empathy by reflectively listening to you \tExpertly building a dividing line between what you want and what you're currently doing \tAvoiding\u00a0confrontation and argumentative styles \tAdjusting\u00a0to your resistance and trying\u00a0to lead you further along rather than directly\u00a0opposing\u00a0your ambivalence \tSupporting\u00a0your efficiency and optimism about the future Motivational Interviewing And Addiction Treatment The opposite of reflective listening is imposing instructions, judgment, and directions. Our clinicians do just the opposite. We listen to you and meet you at your point of need. Our common goal is your sobriety. That's why you're here, and that's why we are here. These techniques help you get rid of your mixed feelings about drug use. You learn that your goal is sobriety and continued drug use is in direct contradiction to that goal.\u00a0Together, we will\u00a0work toward your goal of sobriety. We do this by utilizing motivational interviewing as well as the other treatment programming\u00a0at our disposal. Motivational interviewing and addiction is the first\u00a0group process for many clients. Your best chance of putting addiction behind you for good is with a firm inner resolve. That is where motivational interviewing and addiction come together. Some advantages of motivational interviewing include minimal cost, brevity, efficiency, and transferability to other treatments. It works well with health care programs. Because it gets you motivated at the outset, it improves how you do in later treatment groups. Motivational interviewing and addiction has worked well together since the beginning. Let's work toward a\u00a0permanent resolution of sobriety. Other Treatments At Lucida Treatment Center: In addition to motivational interviewing, you will find cohesive treatment programming at our Lantana, FL\u00a0location. We have you in mind when we design\u00a0your programming. Here are some other treatment programs: \tYoga therapeutic programming \tExercise therapeutic programming \tEye movement desensitization and reprocessing \tOpioid treatment programming \tDual diagnosis treatment programming Lucida Treatment Center is always ready to help you achieve your goal of sobriety.\u00a0 Stay\u00a0motivated and call\u00a0, right away. Learn more about Lucida Treatment Center. It\u00a0is your resource for substance abuse treatment. The beautiful\u00a0sandy beaches\u00a0and gorgeous sunshine\u00a0naturally\u00a0blend\u00a0well with your newfound resolve\u00a0for change. We're\u00a0here waiting for your call.