Effective substance use disorder (SUD) treatment requires providers to understand what an individual genuinely needs to do to change substance use behaviors. An essential element in motivational SUD interventions is helping people who misuse substances raise awareness of their values and hopes for a healthy life. Using strategic conversational approaches can increase clients’ internal motivations to take actions toward wellness
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