Introducing CRAFT: A Non-Confrontational Intervention We Can Recommend to Families
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 7, Number 1, January 2019
Thomas Jordan, MD, MPH.
Contributing writer to the Carlat newsletters.
Dr. Jordan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
How should families help their loved ones who are struggling with addiction? Should they be accommodating, firm, or confrontational? The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach is a good strategy that you should become familiar with. Before we describe CRAFT, though, you should know about two other frequently used approaches to helping family members intervene: The Johnson Institute intervention and Al-Anon.