A key therapeutic technique that underlies many treatment approaches in the addiction programs is Motivational Enhancement
or Motivational Interviewing techniques. This technique ties into the Stages of Change model by Prochaska and DiClemente's
Stages of Change Model. It is an essential part to treatments such as Guided Self Change, Structured Relapse Prevention Programs,
Brief Intervention Groups, etc.
Here is a nice little weblink for those who need to refresh their memories: http://www.cellinteractive.com/ucla/physcian_ed/stages_change.html
If you wondered why a nutrition site was chosen for this, it is to illustrate any behaviour can be described and thus be influenced
by these techniques.
It is important to be familiar with this technique as it can be used on many behaviours - not just substance use i.e. medication
compliance, being on time etc.