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Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational interviewing techniques are used in MET to help people who presently express ambivalence about drug use generate clearer principles and resistance.  MET has shown efficacy in alcohol and marijuana treatment, with less success with methamphetamines.  “In general, MET seems to be more effective for engaging drug abusers in treatment than for producing changes in drug use.”

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