Empowering the Family with CRAFT (Closed Event)
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Description: The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an evidence-based practice that teaches family and friends or concerned significant others (CSOs) how to help their loved one to change, and them feel better about themselves. Clinicians can support and help CSOs relearn how to practice self-care, enjoy pleasurable activities again, problem solve, and set goals when dealing or living with a family member who has a substance use disorder. CRAFT works to affect the loved one’s behavior by changing the way the family interacts with them. Using the CRAFT practice, practitioners can help families learn how to move loved ones using substances toward treatment, reduce the loved one’s alcohol and substance use, whether the loved one has engaged in treatment or not, and improve the lives of the concerned family and friends.