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At Texas Recovery Center, we provide a fully-integrated treatment environment that can aid people in every concern that may impact the cause and rehabilitation of their substance use and addiction. Our staff employs various methods to help us deliver this attentive and compassionate care, including a therapeutic approach called motivational interviewing (MI), so that we can, together, build an alliance toward your recovery. Learn more about how addiction treatment therapy programs and motivational interviewing can help you or someone you care about in recovery by calling 844-230-5931 or completing our online form.

Stages of Motivational Interviewing in Addiction Treatment

Change doesn’t happen overnight. Motivational interviewing is based on the concept that change is incremental. A person must work through stage-specific motivational conflicts or steps as they find resolution and momentum towards change. These stages are:

  • Precontemplation – During this stage, a person may be in denial. They may not see how their substance use warrants concern or how it is a problem. If they consider seeking help, it is not because they feel they need it.
  • Contemplation – A person begins to see and understand how quitting drugs or alcohol would improve their life in some manner, but they don’t yet see themselves quitting or committing to changing.
  • Preparation – A person is gaining momentum and feeling more positive about quitting. They begin to formulate steps that they can take towards change. Some people may still feel uncertain if they have what it takes to follow through and exact the change.
  • Action – At this point, a person has started to change and likely seen their action’s positive results. However, part of them may still feel the urge to use or question why they should continue.
  • Maintenance – A person has gained momentum and established patterns and good behaviors that they have maintained for some time. Relapse prevention needs to be at the forefront of their concerns.


When a person comes to us at Texas Recovery Center for treatment, they may have experienced any number of these steps. Motivational interviewing in addiction treatment helps us to give you space where you can find the freedom to share with us where you are so that we may help you.

The Principles Of Motivational Interviewing for Addiction

Motivational interviewing in addiction treatment relies on five principles that are foundational to its success. These principles are:

  1. Express empathy through reflective listening
  2. Develop discrepancy between goals and current behavior
  3. Avoid argument and direct confrontation
  4. Adjust to patient resistance rather than opposing it directly
  5. Support self-efficacy and optimism


Our Texas Recovery Center staff will use the information they’ve already obtained from the assessment to remind patients of their strengths and how they empower them to find the will, skill, and courage to change. In order to foster realistic optimism, our staff will paint an accurate picture of the journey before each patient and the dynamics that influence it.

The Principles Of Motivational Interviewing for Addiction

At Texas Recovery Center, we believe our motivational interviewing program can help our patients become engaged in their care. Our staff works to instill a sense of trust and understanding with each patient while empowering them to move through the stages of change towards wellness and sobriety. Motivational interviewing has shown to be helpful to our patients by:

We can help assess the situation and determine the best course of action for treatment. Our admissions counselors are standing by 24/7 to take your call and begin working on a personalized plan for you.

Explore Motivational Interviewing at Texas Recovery Center

Don’t lose sight of yourself any further. Maladaptive thoughts and behaviors can pollute a person’s body and mind when struggling with drugs or alcohol. At Texas Recovery Center, our expert staff can help initialize and implement compassionate care tailored to meet you in the ways that best support your journey away from your substance use or addiction and towards sobriety. Not only this, but we will help you look within and find the strength and perseverance inherent in your desire for wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about our motivational interviewing in Texas, contact our Texas Recovery Center team today at 844-230-5931 or reach out to us online.

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