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Stages of Change

Clinicians and providers should use motivational enhancement and engagement strategies appropriate to the patient’s stage of readiness and desire to change. Motivational therapies and other evidence-based practices are used in preference to confrontational strategies (The ASAM Criteria, p. 251). The Stages of Change Model is embedded in several DDAP-approved trainings Case Management, Addictions 101, Treatment Planning and ASAM Criteria training.

Click here for more information on the Stages of Change and how to match clinical interventions to an individual’s stage of change.