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102243: Get Your Loved One Sober

Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening

About the Course:

"Get Your Loved One Sober"

Historically there have been few options available for individuals seeking help for treatment-resistant loved ones suffering from substance abuse.

Coauthor Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) both improve the quality of their lives and to learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers. Get Your Loved One Sober describes this multi-faceted program that uses supportive, non-confrontational methods to engage substance abusers into treatment. Called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the program uses scientifically validated behavioral principles to reduce the loved one’s substance use and to encourage him or her to seek treatment. Equally important, CRAFT also helps loved ones reduce personal stress and introduce meaningful, new sources of satisfaction into their life.

Key Features

1. CRAFT is more effective than other types of interventions.
2. This breakthrough new system is sweeping the recovery field. This is its first introduction to the general public.
3. Contains simple exercises readers can practice at their own pace, with no costly or heart-breaking interventions.
4. Proven successful for numerous addictions, not just alcoholism.

Publication Date:

December 12, 2003

Authors

Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D; Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D

About the Authors:

Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. He is also the Associate Director of the Clinical Research Branch of the Center on Alcoholism Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA). CASAA is internationally known for its excellence in substance abuse research and treatment development. Dr. Meyers has worked in the substance abuse field for over 27 years and has published several books and dozens of articles.

Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress. In addition to her busy private practice, Dr. Wolfe is involved in research collaborations at the University of New Mexico, serves as a corporate consultant for the development of psychologically based services, and is active in various professional organizations. Her books and articles have appeared in both the popular and professional press.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about (children’s behavior problems and intervention strategies). It is appropriate for (an introductory level, an intermediate level, an advanced level, introductory to intermediate levels, intermediate to advanced levels, all levels) of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of an effective intervention to get loved ones into treatment

  2. Understand how your behavior impacts your spouse or child’s drinking or substance use

  3. Identify practical responses that can motivate someone to reduce their drinking or drug use

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