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Katie CatheyFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

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Abstract/Description

The Benefits of Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Substance Abuse Users

ABSTRACT

Background:

Substance abuse and addiction kills thousands of Americans every year and impacts millions of lives Addiction is an illness, that compels people to repeatedly use substances or engage in behaviors even thought they have harmful effects. Motivational enhancement therapy(MET) is a directive, person centered approach to therapy that focuses on improving an individual’s motivation to change. MET needs to be incorporated into more therapy regimens to decrease relapse rates and cut down addiction/overdose rates.

Methods:

Several studies were conducted to support this research topic. The first study was a randomized controlled trial. It was set in an emergency department where; 204 adult patients were seeking care for opioid misuse. Patients were randomized to either the intervention, a 30-minute motivational interviewing-based session plus educational enhanced usual care (EUC), or EUC alone. The next study was a meta-analysis of 17 studies. The study focused on school-based Brief alcohol interventions (BAI) that incorporated MET into them. The next study was a randomized experimental study that included the 41 women who reported alcohol use in the 28 days. They compared groups that received Met with ones that did not.

Results/Conclusion:

All the studies researched that motivational enhancement therapy alone and added to other therapies resulted in greater results for substance abuse users. Overall, MET empowers people who are addicted and suffer from this mental illness to change themselves. MET needs to be incorporated into more facilities treatment plans for substance abuse users.

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The Benefits of Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Substance Abuse Users

The Benefits of Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Substance Abuse Users

ABSTRACT

Background:

Substance abuse and addiction kills thousands of Americans every year and impacts millions of lives Addiction is an illness, that compels people to repeatedly use substances or engage in behaviors even thought they have harmful effects. Motivational enhancement therapy(MET) is a directive, person centered approach to therapy that focuses on improving an individual’s motivation to change. MET needs to be incorporated into more therapy regimens to decrease relapse rates and cut down addiction/overdose rates.

Methods:

Several studies were conducted to support this research topic. The first study was a randomized controlled trial. It was set in an emergency department where; 204 adult patients were seeking care for opioid misuse. Patients were randomized to either the intervention, a 30-minute motivational interviewing-based session plus educational enhanced usual care (EUC), or EUC alone. The next study was a meta-analysis of 17 studies. The study focused on school-based Brief alcohol interventions (BAI) that incorporated MET into them. The next study was a randomized experimental study that included the 41 women who reported alcohol use in the 28 days. They compared groups that received Met with ones that did not.

Results/Conclusion:

All the studies researched that motivational enhancement therapy alone and added to other therapies resulted in greater results for substance abuse users. Overall, MET empowers people who are addicted and suffer from this mental illness to change themselves. MET needs to be incorporated into more facilities treatment plans for substance abuse users.

 

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