I have recently taken over the Soberfamilies.com website, a fantastic resource for parents, partners, family members, and friends of loved ones who are struggling with addictive behavior. The website is based on Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT), an approach that helps support and change the environment around the struggling person. CRAFT works towards the following three goals:
Encourage the loved one to enter treatment of some kind
Encourage the loved one to reduce or stop the problematic behavior
Help the family return to a more balanced life
To learn more, check out this article about CRAFT on soberfamilies.com.
Other Recommended Resources for CRAFT:
Below are a few other excellent resources about CRAFT:
Center for Motivation and Change
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
A phenomenal resource that offers both practical skills as well as insight into other people's life experience on how it is to love someone engaged in an addictive cycle.
The above link takes you to the website for the book and includes 3 minute video about the book as well as options for purchasing the book.
There are two versions of the guide, one for Parents and the other for Partners. Both offer a more hands on way to practice the skills offered in Beyond Addiction, but are also comprehensive enough to stand on their own.
The above links go to the website on the workbooks, including access to pdfs of the chapters.
Dr. Robert Meyers and Dr. Brenda Wolfe
Above link goes to Amazon
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Addiction The Next Step
A series of videos for parents or partner that teach CRAFT skills as applied to some common questions.
SMART Recovery Family and Friends