Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening

November 16, 2014 - Comment

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

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

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

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.

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Loving Life says:

Keep the Faith I am so happy to recommend this book!I was looking for a better way to get my friend into treatment and found some of the latest research on HBO’s website for their series, “Addiction”. The HBO website has video clips that describe the CRAFT method and how it is proven to be the most effective, so I bought this book with high hopes.My friend decided he was ready for detox within a week of using this approach. I am grateful for tips like watching for a window and planning for treatment in advance. CRAFT is about empowerment with positive reinforcement – without anger or judgment. This book shows how important it is to avoid shame and guilt about addiction.I wish I could give this book to everyone in Al-Anon. Al-Anon was not offering anything but a support group for feeling OK about doing nothing – “Letting Go”. It did not make sense to detach from my alcoholic friend and wait for him to hit a new bottom. I did not want to isolate him further or fall…

MPD says:

I believe it saved our lives My Boyfriend was a SEVERE binge drinker. I believe that this book saved his life, and quite possibly mine too.I found this book from a self-help group, “SMART Recovery”, that uses it as a guidebook for Friends & Family. They recommend to anyone joining their website because of their loved one’s using, to read this book. Dr. Meyers has even come to speak to us via live chat.The methods in this book are simplistic in concept, and throughout the last year they truly opened up my boyfriends ears, so that he could know help was a road he could CHOOSE. With us, the friends & family, being closest to our addicts, we have the most influence to give. By using the methods in this book, we can reach our addicts with love and compassion, and not simply ignore them.I think this is the handbook to the real way to “detach with love”. In a nutshell, the message is the same. The way we get the message across through CRAFT is the pivotal point. Positive…

Barbara S. Reeves "Barbara S. Reeves" says:

Nagging, Pleading and Threatening is usually counterproductive! The problem that most people experience when trying to get their loved one sober is that they keep trying the same tactics over and over again without success. All their nagging, pleading, bargaining, and threatening is usually counterproductive. They must find a new approach. In their book, “Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening”, authors Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolf have developed a program called CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) that uses “supportive and non-confrontational methods to engage the substance abuser in treatment.” CRAFT is a program for the significant other, usually a spouse living with the substance abuser. CRAFT teaches them to improve their own lives regardless of whether the addict enters treatment or not. Meyers and Wolf claim to have a higher success rate than Al-Anon and the Johnson Institute’s traditional method of intervention. Some of their useful advice…

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