Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational Interviewing is a clinical intervention used when someone is experiencing ambivalence to treatment and recovery. Ambivalence means that a person just isn’t quite sure they are ready to quit. Perhaps addiction has been a way of life for so long the prospect of being without it is a frightening one. Ambivalence is common in addiction and if it is not addressed it can lead to behaviors such as resistance, non-compliance, or simply “giving up” before treatment has been completed.
If you are not sure whether you are ready to quit be encouraged that finding the motivation and courage to take on a sober life is often half the battle—and one we are experienced with here at Casa Colina. We find that ambivalence—when treated appropriately with Motivational Interviewing—does not have to be a barrier to long term recovery.