The Resource Supplement

Crisis Numbers

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The resources below are those we have come across that MAY! prove helpful to you. Please understand, we ARE NOT recommending or endorsing any of them. It is up to you to determine if they offer something you need and whether or not they are appropriate for your situation. 

Signs & Symptoms of Drug Use

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A detailed list of signs and symptoms of drug use, withdrawal, dependence—for each type of drug. This is essential information for families implementing CRAFT at home: recognizing the signs of active use help you know when to reward, and when to step away.

Evidence-Based Approaches

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These are approaches that have been shown by scientific study to be effective for recovering from addiction and the treating the issues that often accompany addiction. These therapies can be practiced both in an individual setting or in a group...

CRAFT Groups & Coaches

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Many families wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of CRAFT by working in person with a CRAFT facilitator and being in contact with other families. These are the Groups/Meetings/Coaches we are aware of. Feel free to inform us of other groups you know of.

 

Category: Treatment for Your Loved One

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This page puts together all of our treatment-related resources. Learn about evidence-based approaches, levels of treatment privders, or peruse the online treatment resource locators we've selected.

Levels of Treatment Providers

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There are different levels of care for substance problems. Here are the main categories of treatment and help listed by levels of care. This list includes explanations for all levels of care, from most intensive to least. 

CATEGORY: Dominique Simon-Levine

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Dominique Simon-Levine is the Founder and CEO of Allies in Recovery. She launched Allies in Recovery in 2003. Her work has been featured on HBO and NPR. She is a facilitator and a trained speaker on issues of addiction and the family. 

Category: CRAFT

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If you would like to plunge deeper into the theory and methodology of the CRAFT method, here are some books/articles/documents to peruse.

CATEGORY: Applying CRAFT

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This section contains some specific recommendations for applying CRAFT in particular circumstances (an older Loved One, a Loved One who wants to try moderation, or a Loved One who is always high on something). For detailed guidance on applying CRAFT in more general circumstances, see the Discussion Blog where our experts guides members on applying CRAFT to their circumstances. 

My Loved One Wants to Try Moderating Their Use

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Moderation is the practice of learning to consciously limit the amount one consumes of alcohol or drugs. The research on alcohol suggests that moderation may work for those with less severe addiction problems. Where the line is between severe and less severe problem use is not entirely clear. It depends on several things, including the amount your Loved One ingests, the reasons for their use, the context in which they use, and their biology.

My Loved One is Always High or Drinking

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If your Loved One is always high or drinking, how do you know when to step in with rewards, and when to step away, remove rewards and allow natural consequences when you suspect or see use?

Rethinking Drinking

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Visit the Rethinking Drinking website to learn the answer to "How much is too much?" and more...

About Addiction

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Here is a hand-picked selection of excellent resources on treating addiction, the disease of addiction, the signs & symptoms, etc. Featuring Doctors Ruth Potee, John Fitzgerald, and more...