Motivational-InterviewingWhen people decide to enter into an addiction treatment program, they are making a brave choice to take back control of their lives. At Alina Lodge in New Jersey, we welcome people who are ready to commit to improving their lives by ending their dependence on drugs or alcohol. 

One aspect that sets Alina Lodge apart as a leader in addiction treatment is the wide array of addiction therapy options in New Jersey that we offer. Our team feels that addiction treatment plans should be as unique as the people in our care. As a result, we provide motivational interviewing as an addiction therapy choice at Alina Lodge. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, our motivational interviewing program may be the exact level of care needed for sustained recovery.

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a form of talk therapy that is often used in addiction treatment. This type of addiction therapy program motivates people to change negative patterns of behavior so that they are prepared to immerse themselves in a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Studies have indicated that motivational interviewing is effective for people who are unmotivated or unprepared for change, which can help those who are reluctant to embrace addiction treatment. So, motivational interviewing coaxes people to become prepared to make changes in their lives.

Once people are ready to change, the second component of motivational interviewing occurs. The second phase is people making the commitment to change. Instead of simply stating a need or desire to change, hearing themselves express a commitment out loud has been shown to improve people’s ability to actually make those changes. When you are participating in the motivational interviewing program at Alina Lodge, one of our highly qualified therapists will guide you through this process of change.

Why Is Motivational Interviewing Part of Addiction Therapy?

The core reason that we use motivational interviewing at Alina Lodge is that it acts as an agent for change. People who relapse after addiction treatment often do so because they have not made changes in their lives necessary for long-term recovery. Motivational interviewing is a catalyst for change that motivates people to make their visions of the future a reality. It is not enough for people to want to change; the key is to actually follow through and make the essential changes in their lives. Our Alina Lodge team will be on your side to give the support that you may need during addiction treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing at Alina Lodge can produce positive outcomes for those in our addiction treatment programs. Some of the benefits of motivational interviewing include: 

  • Helping people to take responsibility for themselves and their actions
  • Encouraging people to envision a future free of substance abuse or mental health struggles
  • Preparing people to become more receptive to addiction treatment
  • Building people’s self-confidence and trust in themselves

While motivational interviewing produces many positive aspects for some people, others may not find this practice to be effective in their recovery. Motivational interviewing is not mandatory at Alina Lodge; rather, it is merely an addiction therapy option.

Explore How Motivational Interviewing Can Help Your Recovery

At Alina Lodge, we believe that addiction therapy programs should be individualized to suit the needs of the person in treatment. That’s why we provide a wide range of addiction therapy options, including motivational interviewing. If you are curious about our motivational interviewing program or any of our other addiction therapy programs, reach out to our friendly staff today by calling 833.685.1700 or completing our secure online form. Make today the day that you choose to take back your life.