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CRAFT Training

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) teaches individuals effective strategies for helping a loved one struggling with addiction and also helps them to work towards feeling better themselves.

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) teaches individuals effective strategies for helping a loved one struggling with addiction and also helps them to work towards feeling better themselves.

The training works to affect the loved one’s behaviour by changing the way the family interacts with them. It is designed to work towards three goals:

  1. When a loved one is abusing their chosen substance(s) and refusing to get help, craft helps families encourage them towards treatment
  2. Helps reduce the loved one’s alcohol and drug use, whether or not they have engaged in treatment
  3. Improves the lives of concerned family and friends  

The CRAFT programme was developed by Robert J. Meyers and Jane Ellen Smith to teach families how to impact their loved one while avoiding confrontation and detachment.

The programme works to develop skills in multiple areas life including self-care activities, goal setting and positive communication skills to improve interactions and maximise their influence. Precautions regarding domestic violence and understanding of potential substance use triggers can also be useful knowledge to gain. 

Many of the skills within CRAFT are valuable for the family both short and long term even if their loved one does not enter treatment or is already in treatment. 

If you think that CRAFT could benefit you, or someone you know, contact the team to find out more.

Info@recoveryconnections.org.uk

01642 351976

 


By : Recovery Connections