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 desire, this booklet provides group Reinforcement and relations education (CRAFT), a time- and competitively priced treatment application orientated to people who are looking to inspire a friend to hunt support. The authors' nonconfrontational process teaches involved major others (CSOs) how one can swap their very own habit that allows you to present sobriety, discourage substance use, and finally to aid get the substance abuser into therapy. The CSO additionally profits necessary talents for challenge fixing and self-care. step by step directions for enforcing CRAFT are followed by means of worthy case examples and reproducibles.

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Or, as illustrated in the dialogue above, perhaps only one predominant feeling is expressed, such as anger. Less accessible ones, such as sadness, guilt, and hopelessness, are often not mentioned without prompting. ” This discussion allows clients to get in touch with the fact that they still care about the IP, which in turn moves them beyond the surface feelings that may be acting as roadblocks to strides toward change. Furthermore, the exploration of feelings lets CSOs experience, early in the therapeutic process, CRAFT’s reliance on a compassionate, positive, motivational style.

You seem to have much of this plan in mind already. I can see why it’s difficult to actually carry it out at the time. For instance, you mentioned that it’s hard to see the kids miss out on any opportunity to play with their dad. CSO: It is. But I know it’s not good for them to be woken up all the time, especially to see their daddy drunk. OK. I think I can do this. It doesn’t sound so bad. THERAPIST: Good. But remember, I’m just tossing out ideas here. We haven’t decided on a plan yet, so don’t go home and try this!

His alcohol use may actually increase initially as he tests out the ramifications of his behavior within this new system, or perhaps as he expresses his anger passive-aggressively. But the drinking is likely to diminish if the CSO 34 MOTIVATING SUBSTANCE ABUSERS TO ENTER TREATMENT correctly and consistently follows through on her new learned response. Or the husband may start asking questions about his wife’s new reaction to his drinking. Either way, he is primed to sample treatment. At this point CSOs sometimes ask whether treatment engagement efforts are still necessary if the IP has significantly cut back the drinking or drug use.

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