[JACKET COPY] Countless families have a loved one who refuses to acknowledge or seek treatment for a substance abuse problem. Yet until now, concerned family members who have asked for help generally have been told that their only recourse is either detaching from their loved one or conducting a highly confrontational "intervention." Filling a crucial need, this book presents a powerful new alternative: a nonconfrontational, empirically based therapy program oriented to the concerned significant other (CSO) who wants to motivate a family member or partner to enter treatment. Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, the program can be readily implemented in a range of clinical settings. Accessibly written and featuring many hands-on clinical tools, the volume begins with a concise overview of Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Chapters then take the clinician step by step through planning and delivering an array of well-tested motivational, behavioral, and cognitive interventions.
Copious case examples illustrate ways to teach CSOs to change their own behavior toward their loved ones in order to reward sober behavior, discourage substance use, and ultimately to help get the substance abusers into treatment. In the process, CRAFT also offers therapeutic benefits to the CSOs themselves, imparting valuable skills for problem solving and self-care. Geared to the complexities of real-world practice, the book includes guidelines for dealing with domestic violence risks and for troubleshooting a range of problems in treatment. Special features include useful, reproducible client materials and a summary of the growing evidence base for this time- and cost-effective approach. The first complete guide to implementing CRAFT, this book provides indispensable knowledge and skills for therapists and counselors of any orientation, with or without addiction treatment expertise. It serves as a uniquely informative text for graduate-level courses in addiction treatment, psychotherapy, family therapy, or direct practice.
"The authors' respectful, careful approach in working with CSOs to encourage the substance misuser into treatment or reduce misuse and improve their own lives is impressive and evidence-based... I particularly like the style of therapeutic relationship which the book encourages... this book offers meaningful support and intervention to people living with substance misusers." - Philip Trenchard, Addiction Today