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CRAFT Program

Welcome to CRAFT

The CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) program is a non-confrontational, evidence-based intervention for helping families affected by addiction. It helps individuals to develop effective strategies for helping a loved one struggling with substance use disorder seek treatment, and for coping themselves.

We understand that family and friends of those who struggle with substance use disorders also struggle emotionally, physically and financially.  We also know that family and friends can also have a big impact on their loved one’s motivation to change.  Fortunately, we know how to help without using the traditional methods of confrontation, tough love, or letting them hit rock bottom.  We teach family members practical, evidence-based strategies to motivate change.  We will help you to better understand substance use and help you to create an environment where your loved one is motivated to reduce or discontinue their use.  We will help you learn to communicate better with your loved one and support healthy and non-using behaviors while at the same time taking better care of yourself and your own needs.

The 12-session CRAFT support group teaches family and friends new skills in rapport building, positive reinforcement, communication and problem solving, motivation techniques, how to analyze substance use patterns, how and when to intervene, safety precautions and more.

  • Helps families move their loved one towards treatment — 7 out of 10 loved ones enter into treatment as a result of CRAFT
  • Helps reduce the loved one’s alcohol and drug use 
  • Empowers you to influence change — trains you in behavior change skills 
  • Improves the lives of the concerned family and friends

As you participate in CRAFT support group session and go through the healing process please remember:

  • Small steps carry you long distances.
  • Emotions are fluid. When you are frustrated, hurt, angry and exhausted remember that these feelings are responses to current situations. When you change the way you interact with your Loved One, the situations will change.
  • Asking for help is a good thing. People tend to thrive when they work together, sharing experiences and abilities.
  • Patience pays. Family substance use problems usually do not develop overnight and seldom go away in a single day.

For more information about this free program please call 724-834-1260  EXT. 1031

Want to enroll? You can fill out our enrollment form below and we will be in touch.fre

CRAFT Enrollment Form

Allows participants to sign up for WCA's CRAFT Program.

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