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ERIC Number: EJ844316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
A Program for Engaging Treatment-Refusing Substance Abusers into Treatment: CRAFT
Meyers, Robert J.; Smith, Jane Ellen; Lash, Denise N.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v1 n2 p90-100 Spr 2005
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a scientifically-supported program for family members who are desperate to get a treatment-refusing substance abuser to enter treatment (Meyers & Wolfe, 2004; Sisson & Azrin, 1986; Smith & Meyers, 2004). CRAFT teaches these family members how to apply behavioral principles at home so that clean and sober behavior is reinforced and substance use is discouraged. CRAFT-trained family members consistently are able to engage their substance-abusing loved one into treatment in nearly seven out of 10 cases. Notably, the program is effective with ethnically diverse populations, across various types of relationships (spouses, parent-adult child), and without regard for the particular drug of abuse (alcohol, cocaine). This paper provides a rationale for working with family members when a resistant individual refuses treatment, and supplies an overview of both the CRAFT program components and the research findings.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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