KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.

Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Substance Abuse and Dependence

11 Motivational interviewing in the treatment of substance abuse and dependence
Todd F. Lewis

Motivational interviewing (MI) has grown into a popular, evidenced-based approach for treating substance use and addiction issues. Indeed, MI began as an approach designed to reduce resistance and increase intrinsic motivation to change substance abuse behavior. Since its creation, MI has amassed more than 200 clinical trials (Rollnick, 2010) showing general support for its effectiveness across a range of presenting problems (Miller & Rollnick, 2002; Miller & Rose, 2009; Rosengren, 2009). The definition of MI has gone through many iterations (Miller & Rollnick, 1991; Miller & Rollnick, 2002; Miller & Rollnick, 2013) and is currently defined as

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