Motivational Interviewing | Banyan Stuart

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing at Banyan Stuart

Addiction recovery can be challenging for many people. It’s not unusual for individuals going through this process to struggle with addiction cravings, withdrawal, and emotional hurdles. For some, finding the motivation to continue their residential treatment or other substance abuse program can be difficult. If you or someone you know can relate, then motivational interviewing can help.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a counseling technique that focuses on elevating the patient’s internal motivation to receive therapy and make positive changes in their life. When you come across a problem that seems unsolvable, it’s easy to feel discouraged. During motivational interviewing for addiction treatment, patients will sit down for a one-on-one session with a therapist to discuss the person’s current behavioral practices and their reasons for seeking therapy. Patients may often feel hesitant to share personal details, but patient confidentiality and privacy is honored at our center for drug and alcohol treatment in Stuart. The purpose of this interview-style discussion is to help the individual realize the difficulties preventing them from succeeding in their life and planning the best course of action. Motivational interviewing has been incorporated into dual diagnosis treatments, mental health treatment, and addiction treatment.


Benefits of Motivational Interviewing for Addiction

Motivational interviewing can be used to treat different problems. Our motivational interviewing method has helped many patients with mental illnesses or addictions.

Motivational interviewing for addiction is particularly helpful and has benefits including:

  • Making patients more open to receiving mental health or substance abuse treatment
  • Helping patients realize their challenges
  • Teaching patients safe and healthy ways to manage stress
  • Motivating patients to make the necessary changes in their life
  • Helping patients realize problematic behavioral patterns
  • Teaching patients how to manage negative thoughts and emotions in recovery

Many scary and overwhelming changes may occur during recovery, but motivational interviewing can give you the boost you need to move forward. We understand that while most individuals in recovery face challenges, each recovery journey is different. Our motivational therapy sessions grant patients the opportunity to openly discuss their problems in private one-on-one meetings.


Motivational Interviewing for Recovery

Motivational interviewing is a great method to utilize during addiction recovery. However, it’s only one of the many therapies offered at Banyan Treatment Centers Stuart. We believe that substance abuse treatment isn’t one size fits all. While substance-specific treatment focuses on the particular aspects of active addiction, utilizing additional therapies can help patients cope with their mental and emotional concerns. Motivational interviewing can help motivate patients to begin and continue treatment, but long-term results are often accomplished when other therapies are incorporated into the treatment plan. We want our patients to walk out of therapy feeling motivated and ready to begin or continue their substance abuse treatment.


The chances of sustaining sobriety in the long-haul increase when additional therapies are used along with addiction treatment. If you or a loved one needs an extra boost to begin or continue your recovery journey, contact us today to find out more about our motivational interviewing and substance-specific treatments.

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    "Banyan Treatment Center was a life-changing experience for me. When I got here, I was planning on continuing to use, but with the help of staff and the community I was convinced to stay through the whole program, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made."

    Helen R.
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    "My experience was nothing short of amazing. The staff is excellent, they all went way out of their way to help me with whatever I needed. They gave me the tools i needed to succeed, and were always there for me when I completed the program and when I fell short. Thank you so much Banyan!"

    Justin M.
  • <span style=Angie M." />

    "Banyan was able to help me more than words can describe. They helped me save my life. I called in not really knowing what to expect or anything about treatment and the people I spoke with were able to walk me through every step of the way."

    Angie M.

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Detox Stuart our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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