May 05, 2021 | motivational interviewing

Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorders: MI

Dr. Prasad on motivational interviewing (MI) as a counseling approach, initially applied to address drinking behavior. At its core, it helps reduce patients’ ambivalence and move them toward action through use of their own intrinsic motivation. Over the years, MI has been applied broadly across different health domains to help shape outcomes. The approach can be particularly beneficial when working with patients who are perceived to be stuck and not making satisfactory progress in treatment.