Friday, March 10, 2017
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a special event with Dr. Robert Meyers for families and significant others impacted by a loved one’s substance use. There will be an introduction and overview of the CRAFT program along with time for discussion and Q + A.
The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program, works to change the Concerned Significant Other’s (CSO) environment to make a non-substance using lifestyle more rewarding than one focused on using alcohol or other drugs. In the CRAFT model, concerned significant others (CSOs) are the focus of the therapy instead of the substance abuser. CSOs receive training to change their interactions with the substance using person, reducing their enabling behaviors and improving their communications strategies. Randomized clinical trials have shownCRAFT 3 to 5 time better at engaging resistant substance users than Alanon or the Johnson Institute style. It is an Evidenced Based Treatment.
The goals for CRAFT are to improve the lives of Concerned Significant Others (CSOs), reduce the problematic addictive behavior of the Identified Patient (IP), and increase the IP’s motivation to enter treatment. Treatment initiation typically occurs about half way through the 12 session course of CRAFT. Even when the IP does not enter treatment, IPs often substantially reduce their addictive behavior. Find out more and register here.