Anne Fletcher (author of Inside Rehab and Sober for Good) has joined the team at Minnesota Alternatives and (along with Paula DeSanto) is now offering family support and intervention based on an evidenced based approach called CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training):
- The CRAFT method relies on non-confrontational methods to encourage loved ones to engage in services.
- The method also can help family members improve the quality of their lives.
- CRAFT's effectiveness has been proven through scientific study.
The CRAFT goals are to teach families how to encourage the substance user to reduce use and engage with services. The other goal is to help family members enhance their own quality of life. This non-confrontational approach teaches family members how to figure out the best times and strategies to make small but powerful changes and how to do so in a fashion that reduces relationship conflict.
Experts have based CRAFT on solid science. People from many walks of life have used it successfully to help their loved ones and themselves. Whether supports are the parent, spouse, romantic partner, adult child or friend of the substance user, research tells us that people succeed with this program. The methods are effective and easy to learn. CRAFT allows family members to feel good about their efforts on behalf of their loved ones.
The family CRAFT group is open to the public and meets every Tuesday night from 6-8pm starting 7/15/14.
The cost is $20.00 per person attending, but if your family member is currently enrolled in treatment at Minnesota Alternatives, the session can be billed to their insurance. Please contact Paula at email@example.com for more information.