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Special Evening for Families with Dr. Robert Meyers: Overview of CRAFT
Fri, March 10, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
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.
We are offering a special discount for those who wish to attend Day 1 of our CRAFT Training with Dr. Meyers and also attend this evening event on March 10, 2017. For more details about the CRAFT Training, please visit this site.
CRAFT Fosters a Different Journey Toward Treatment & Recovery for Families
When a family member, significant other, or loved one has a substance abuse or addiction problem, the road toward recovery can feel uncertain. Families dealing with substance-abuse problems experience levels of uncertainty and stress that often lead them to search for solutions that promise definite results. There are many pathways toward treatment and recovery; however, programs developed to promote or encourage positive lifestyle changes are not always built upon the level of long-term research and analysis that supports CRAFT as a successful model for engaging substance users toward treatment.
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 shown CRAFT 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.
About Dr. Robert Meyers
Dr. Meyers has been in the addiction field for more than 40 years. He serves as Research Associate Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the University of New Mexico's Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, as well as the director of Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. & Associates. He has been involved in more than a dozen clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health, including Project Match and the Clinical Trials Network.
An internationally known speaker and trainer, Dr. Meyers has delivered training programs throughout the United States and the world. He has led training programs in thirty-one states across the country and on six of the world’s seven continents. The co-author of five books and one manual on addiction treatment, he has also published more than one hundred scientific articles and book chapters. The CRAFT program and Dr. Meyers were featured on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Addiction. Dr. Meyers’ innovative CRAFT program has also been featured in O, the Oprah magazine.
To learn more about Dr. Meyers, visit: http://www.robertjmeyersphd.com/
The CRAFT book for professionals is Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment: Working with Family Members, by Jane Ellen Smith, Ph.D. and Robert Meyers, Ph.D.
The original self-help book for family members is Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and threatening, by Robert Meyers, Ph.D. and Brenda Wolfe.
Families for Sensible Drug Policy (FSDP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization representing an international coalition of families, professionals, organizations and public health advocates dedicated to implementing innovative public health initiatives with the goal of empowering families to increase access to effective substance use disorder treatment and reduce the harmful consequences of oppressive drug policies. To learn more about their work and to make a donation, visit: http://fsdp.org/.
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