Motivational Addiction Interviewing
Beyond admitting that they have a problem, often one of the hardest steps for drug addicts and alcoholics is taking action to get sober. It is one thing to say that you are ready to quit and another to actually take steps toward sobriety.
There are several hurdles and insecurities that can get in the way of achieving long-term sobriety. Many addicts can let these challenges and their lack of confidence create a mental roadblock that hinders their internal motivation and prevents them from overcoming their substance abuse.
Motivational interviewing is a common therapy technique where a trained professional and patient have a conversation that is meant to encourage the patient to make changes in their life and decrease their ambivalence toward progress. It acknowledges that change is hard but not impossible. In the case of addiction, the addict may struggle to find the incentives to take that next step to permanent sobriety, but motivational interviewing techniques can help inspire them and ignite actions that lead to a successful recovery.
Using Faith-Based Motivational Interviewing for Addiction
At our Christian rehab in Pompano, we want to take motivational interviewing to the next step. Addiction recovery is a difficult journey, but with commitment, support, and trust in the Lord, you can overcome your substance abuse problems permanently. Like addiction, faith can impact several aspects of a person’s life and be all-encompassing. Faith-based motivational interviewing is meant to help our patients find the balance between taking personal steps to recovery and relying on God to guide them in their journey to sobriety.
Everybody is unique and has different motivations for wanting to get sober. Some people may be inspired by their children to get help. Others may do something to hit rock bottom, and this low feeling can act as a catalyst in their recovery efforts. As Christians, we often find our strength in faith and are motivated to live our lives according to God’s word. In order for motivational interviewing to be as effective as possible for our patients, we believe that it should incorporate faith and Christian principles into the process. The members of our trained staff are all strong believers themselves, so they understand the importance of faith and the power it can have over someone. During these faith-based motivational interviewing sessions, the trained therapist may bring up faith-based principles to help patients find the motivation to progress through the steps of recovery faster.
A Complete Approach to Treatment
Motivational interviewing for addiction treatment is just the start. At Faith in Recovery, we believe that recovery from a substance abuse problem should involve physical, mental, and spiritual healing as well as personal growth and reflection. In order to achieve this type of thorough healing, our facility implements several medical-based and holistic addiction treatment therapies to give our patients their best chance at long-term success. We also spend time educating our patients on relapse prevention techniques that they can implement into their everyday lives once their programs are complete.
Substance abuse doesn’t have to be something someone lives with their whole life. If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is important to ask for help. Our Christian addiction programs could be the answer to your prayers.