CRAFT is a program that helps family members get their loved ones into treatment. Scientific studies have shown that CRAFT works better than Al-anon at getting treatment-refusing loved ones to seek treatment.
CRAFT helps Concerned Significant Others (CSOs) do two things:
- improve the quality of their lives and
- learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers
Below is a chart showing how CRAFT compares to Al-anon
* Based on: Miller, W.R., Meyers, R.J., & Tonigan J.S. (1999). Engaging the unmotivated in treatment for alcohol problems: A comparison of three intervention strategies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 5, 688-697.
Both Al-anon and CRAFT can help you break the hold that your family member’s addiction has on your life.
However, only CRAFT teaches you methods to respectfully and non-coercively help your loved one to seek treatment.
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