Use the conversation to explore your patient/client's personal and compelling reasons for change. It is important to develop discrepancy, assess readiness to change and roll with resistance.Develop Discrepancy
The following flip cards show examples of developing discrepancy. TAP to flip between exploring a patient/client's motivation for and against using substances.
This can support self-efficacy too.
Identify where to begin the process of negotiating and planning behavior change. Listen for phrases that show an intent to change, such as "I want", "I need", or "maybe I should".
An optional tool is a readiness ruler, which can address importance, confidence, and readiness.Roll with Resistance
"You don’t think that abstinence would work for you right now."