Motivational Interviewing

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing is a psychotherapeutic approach that helps individuals resolve doubtfulness, insecurities, and indecisiveness, by replacing it with motivation to change their behavior. The clinician encourages patients to discuss their need for change and reasons for change and the clinician then reflects back the patient’s reasoning and motivation for change so that the patient can hear the appropriateness of their reasoning. MI is more goal-focused and strives to overcome ambivalence. MI therapy is an established evidence-based therapy in the treatment of those with substance abuse disorders.

How Motivational Interviewing Works

MI helps individuals who lack the willpower to deal with change. The two sides of MI is first, increase and re-establish one’s motivation into themselves. Next is to make a full commitment to the change, which has been proven to help people actually make those changes. Therapists do not force change, but rather having an individual accept their thoughts and feelings in order to motivate self-change.

1. Express Empathy

Listen rather than speak; communicate with respect and acceptance.

2. Avoid Argumentation

Avoid confronting denial; encouragement towards making change.

3. Roll With Resistance

Divert client towards positive change.

4. Develop Discrepancy

Promote awareness of consequences of ongoing use; important goals conflict with behavior.

Support Self-Efficacy

Encourage the client to grow capacity to reach goals; elicit and support hope.

How Can We Help

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Drug & Alcohol Detox

Peaks Recovery is medically staffed by a primary care physician, a psychiatrist, and around the clock nursing. The medical team acumen provides the safest medical detox in the state of Colorado.

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Inpatient Rehab For Men

Peaks Recovery is licensed to provide both inpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment services to adult males. For the duration of programming, clients are in beautiful housing that provides a nurturing environment that promotes personal well-being and recovery.

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Dual Diagnosis

Mental health issues or “Co-occurring Disorders” are commonly associated with Substance Abuse and Addiction. Peaks Recovery is a complete Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment Facility so recovery can encompass the individual as a whole.


Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices so that they can restore and reclaim their lives.

If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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