Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is an approach to addiction counseling that motivates drug and alcohol abusers to stop using.
It begins with an assessment, followed by motivational sessions with a therapist to help the user engage with their own therapy.
In conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Stages of Change, Inspire Malibu uses Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) which has been thoroughly researched in the field of substance misuse, and has proven itself as exceptionally effective at enhancing an individual’s motivation to make positive changes in their behavior.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) – Commitment Not Confrontation
An effective treatment must help clients identify, describe, and address the personal meaning of their addiction. Unless clients understand what they are actually doing on a deep level, they will not be successful at treating their addiction.
A responsible comprehensive treatment program takes all aspects into consideration for the ongoing health and well being of the client, and that’s what we do every day.
Whatever issues you’re dealing with when you come to Inspire Malibu, we will help you to identify and overcome them. Our commitment is to provide the highest level of individual care – we are here to make your life easier, healthier and happier.
We won’t label you or force you to do something that isn’t in your best interest or against your will. You didn’t come here for that. Instead, we will help you identify how you can overcome existing problems and motivate you to remove those problems from your life. Together we will commit to a better life for you.
How Does Motivational Enhancement Therapy Work?
Individuals undergoing this therapy receive a thorough assessment and are paired with a therapist that they feel comfortable with. This is important so that they can work as a problem solving team.
The MET therapist helps their client address and identify the underlying cause and meaning of their dependencies.
Each session is focused on creating a solid foundation from which to create and meet the desired recovery goals.
Individuals are never asked to accept any type of label, such as drug addict or alcoholic.
Encouragement is a key aspect in this therapy so that a person comes to understand that they are capable of many positive things, including recovering from drugs and alcohol, as well as repairing damaged relationships.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy Empowers You
All of Inspire Malibu’s professional resources are available to you at all times. Motivational Enhancement Therapy is just one of the resources which helps bring your own ideas and beliefs into focus. MET is a client-friendly therapy that people actually find enjoyable.
It doesn’t take up a lot of time, and is particularly helpful to those who want to have more control over their lives and behavior. The reason it is called Motivation Enhancement Therapy is simply because it enhances, or improves, a person’s own motivation. MET empowers you. You will think more clearly, and make your own decisions with greater confidence and assurance.
Inspire Malibu drug and alcohol detox treatment centers in Los Angeles offer residential recovery programs, as well as detox and outpatient services. Services include, but are not limited to One on One Therapy.
It’s an extremely difficult thing for anyone to come to grips with the fact that they might have a problem with alcohol addiction. The stigma alone keeps many people from seeking help, but without treatment, the problem won’t go away on its own and will only get worse over time. If it hasn’t happened already, it will take control of your life.
We understand the reluctance our clients have regarding alcohol treatment, so one of our first priorities is to provide a safe and caring environment where the healing can begin without judgment.
We view recovery as a team effort between our staff and clients, and the goal is to find the root cause of the problem and resolve any underlying issues that may get in the way of alcohol sobriety.
About Inspire Malibu
At Inspire Malibu, we ensure the success of each client because our rehab treatment program, when followed diligently, is extraordinarily effective. This effectiveness is a result of the vision of our treatment team, which has helped to create a program that combines traditional approaches with modern, all-therapy based approaches to create a program that is very different from most other rehab treatment programs.
Our staff is board certified in both addiction medicine and psychiatry.
At Inspire Malibu, a low patient to staff ratio and a high number of doctors on staff assures that patients interact with experts every day of their rehab treatment program.
Just as important as having a properly credentialed staff, our patients also benefit from the fact that we have staff on site 24 hours a day. This is particularly critical during the first few weeks of recovery when early cravings and withdrawal symptoms can cause extensive physical and mental suffering.
Our staff is available to assist with medication or provide counseling as necessary to assure that patients are no danger to themselves or others, and don’t suffer severe complications during this trying period of the rehab treatment program.