Duke City Recovery Toolbox in Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the only drug addiction recovery treatment facilities that combines medication-assisted treatment with mental health counseling to provide whole-person healing addiction recovery. Our experienced counselors use a variety of therapies, including motivational interviewing, to help our participants explore their relationship with illicit substances and make choices to live a life free of substance abuse.
What is Motivational Interviewing?
Motivational interviewing is a counseling technique that uses open-ended questions and reflective feedback to help participants explore ambivalence to behavior change so that they can, in turn, make changes that foster a life free of substance abuse.
Motivational interviewing is non-judgmental. The point is not to inspire change through guilt or shame. Rather, your therapist is trying to uncover what your “sticking points” are to making the life changes you say you want to make.
Motivational Interviewing in Your Therapy
Motivational interviewing is commonly used in the beginning stages of treatment as a way for therapists to get to know what really drives a participant. This information is useful in shaping future therapy sessions and tailoring treatment programs.
However, motivational interviewing is not a step in a therapy program. It is a technique that may be used at any time during treatment to help you explore blocks to meaningful and lasting changes.
What’s Holding You Back?
Many people start drug addiction treatment several times before they experience long-term success. Motivation interviewing can help identify what stumbling blocks there are to change so that you can progress on your road to recovery more smoothly.
Contact Duke City Recovery Toolbox to schedule an intake appointment, or visit our clinic Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 am for walk-in appointments.