Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment - Working by Jane Ellen Smith PhD, Robert J. Meyers PhD

By Jane Ellen Smith PhD, Robert J. Meyers PhD

Filling an important want, this e-book provides group Reinforcement and family members education (CRAFT), a time- and within your budget remedy application orientated to people who are looking to inspire a family member to hunt aid. The authors' nonconfrontational technique teaches involved major others (CSOs) how one can switch their very own habit with a purpose to gift sobriety, discourage substance use, and finally to assist get the substance abuser into therapy. The CSO additionally profits worthy talents for challenge fixing and self-care. step by step directions for imposing CRAFT are followed by way of necessary case examples and reproducibles.

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Explain to CSOs that another advantage of CRAFT is learning skills that are helpful in numerous areas of their lives, not just in dealing with the substance user. For instance, some CSOs use their newly acquired communication skills with other family members or with colleagues at work, and they see payoffs in the form of improved relationships. Others regularly utilize CRAFT problem-solving skills to deal with everyday hassles. CRAFT also teaches clients how to make their social and recreational lives more of a priority.

Not surprisingly, though, we’ve noticed a problem in situations in which the contact ends between the substance abuser and the treatment-seeking loved one. This loss of contact may happen because the substance-abusing individual leaves town, or the healthy family member, who’s already in treatment, moves out. Or, occasionally, we get people who are mostly interested in getting therapy for themselves, and who use this program as an opportunity to do so. In those cases we sometimes discover that the person was never really invested in getting the substance user into treatment.

Why? THERAPIST: Well, what do you think about rewarding him when he’s had a lot to drink? CSO: But I’m not rewarding him for drinking a lot, I’m rewarding him for coming home on time . . sort of. Or maybe I’m rewarding him for talking sweet to me. Why? What should I be doing? THERAPIST: This is something we’ll obviously need to look at more closely later. But from what you’ve told me, I’d have to wonder if it feels to 30 MOTIVATING SUBSTANCE ABUSERS TO ENTER TREATMENT him like you’re indirectly supporting his decision to come home late .

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