By Jane Ellen Smith PhD, Robert J. Meyers PhD
Filling an important want, this e-book provides neighborhood Reinforcement and kinfolk education (CRAFT), a time- and low-cost remedy application orientated to people who are looking to inspire a family member to hunt support. The authors' nonconfrontational procedure teaches involved major others (CSOs) the right way to swap their very own habit with a view to gift sobriety, discourage substance use, and eventually to assist get the substance abuser into therapy. The CSO additionally profits helpful abilities for challenge fixing and self-care. step by step directions for imposing CRAFT are observed through priceless case examples and reproducibles.
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Do make a note of it, so that later in the session when you are describing the CRAFT procedures, you can comment on the differences between what you will be asking the CSO to do and how she or he has executed somewhat related procedures in the past. For the moment it is helpful to explain more generally that without 18 MOTIVATING SUBSTANCE ABUSERS TO ENTER TREATMENT expert advice and guidance, the client may have been spinning her or his wheels during previous attempts to address the problem. Describe how many CSOs try the same tactics repeatedly, thinking that sheer effort and perseverance will surely effect change.
Inform all CSOs that in addition to engagement and social-support-building skills, many other types of skills can be taught to CSOs, if desired, such as methods for obtaining a new job (see Meyers & Smith, 1995, pp. 121–126). Since the majority of CSOs are primarily interested in the specifics related to influencing the IP to enter treatment, it is imperative to touch upon this issue directly in the first session. Explain that they must learn certain skills in order to maximize their chance of success, and that the timing of the treatment request is critical as well.
As noted, part of this process involves acknowledging the myriad of problems CSOs have suffered, and affirming that, although they are not the cause of the problems, they can be part of the solution. This line of thinking begins the process of restoring self-esteem and lays the foundation for the development of self-efficacy. The vast majority of CSOs are reasonably motivated and prepared to work at the point of entering treatment, so in these cases, your job is to harness and guide this motivation, and later address any signs of waning commitment.