The Latest from Allies in Recovery


Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out

Catch some inspiration from Danny MacAskill, Scottish trials rider. This man defies expectations of what a human being can do... and his gleeful enthusiasm is sure to put a smile on your face.


We Thought We Had Lost Her, but CRAFT Worked

This family member had given up on ever getting her Loved One back again... her powerful tale of hope credits CRAFT with helping turn things around. We are so grateful for her sharing this story with the Allies community. 


A Hopeless Patient ?

...looking at my schedule, I remember saying, “Oh HELL no. I’m not seeing this guy. He’s not going to stabilize in an office-based practice.” But he had already paid to hold his appointment slot, so I felt obligated to see him. My plan was to tell him he wasn’t appropriate for an office-based program, and to recommend inpatient treatment, as I had so many times in the past.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a compassionate and evidence-based treatment for those suffering. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.


Podcast #58—Unpacking Module 3: What's Happening When My Loved One Uses?

(32min) Being successful with the CRAFT method, which is at the core of the Allies in Recovery member site, requires building your awareness around your loved one's substance use. Laurie MacDougall runs family groups with our Learning Modules and brings up some of the common questions families have about Module 3. We look into the "ABC’s  of your loved one’s use"(Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequences) and why they're key to understand. Many families are surprised to realize that, in addition to the negative consequences they're so familiar with, there are also positive consequences of our loved one's use—everything is not black and white. Dominique Simon-Levine, Allies' founder, provides explanations and anecdotes to help you go deeper into this key module.  

Watch the Welcome Video

Dominique Simon-Levine welcomes you to Allies in Recovery and gives you a tour of the member site

Today’s Featured Video

Module 1

How to Use This Site