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“I am so happy to have found this website! I have wanted to learn what to do in just about every situation in the modules. It’s like you’ve been to my house and are able to see what is going on. As a Mom with a son with substance abuse issues, I feel like I’ve found a place where I’m understood. Thank you!”

– Allies in Recovery Member

As Seen on the HBO Special “Addictions” (2008),
Featuring Allies in Recovery and Our Own Kayla Solomon

Allies in Recovery is Home to the Premier Training Program for Anyone Who Cares for Someone with Addiction. Since 2003, We Have Taught CRAFT Community Reinforcement and Family Training), the Only Behavioral Training Method Designed Specifically for Families and Scientifically Proven to Work – and Recognized by SAMHSA, the Government Agency that Funds Addiction Prevention and Treatment.


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What is CRAFT?

50% of People Suffering from Substance Use Disorder, and Who Admit They Have a Problem, are Resistant to Getting Help. CRAFT was Designed with These Individuals in Mind.

Community Reinforcement and Family Training:
The Most Effective Way to Get Your Loved One Into Recovery and Keep the Journey Going

Get Trained in CRAFT with Allies in Recovery and Learn a Comprehensive Approach to Addiction:

Our website learning program and our Allies Team will help you tackle the situation – and your stress levels will drop significantly

A greater understanding of the elements of addiction

A toolkit of everyday communication skills you will use to impact your loved one’s substance use

What to do or say when your loved one is using or isn’t using

When and how to allow for “natural consequences”

When and how to engage in “change talk” with your loved one

How to put together a treatment plan

How to engage your loved one into treatment or recovery activities

How to keep everyone safer

“I have been through the modules and I love listening to the “Coming Up for Air” podcasts. Thank you for all you do! I have been using your site for some time and have appreciated the guidance, the groups, and the blog postings. Everything is so helpful.” – Willa, Allies in Recovery Member & eLearning Participant

Allies Uses CRAFT Methods to Provide Clear and Tailored Guidance on How to Communicate, Behave, Intervene, and Guide Your Loved One Toward Recovery. And We Do It All The Time! Here’s How:

8 Proprietary Craft Training Modules – Video and Ebook Formats

· Spanish translation
· 26 brief, but critical databased exercises

Access to the Allies Team

· Interactive Q & A and Allies Team Office Hours
· Weekly Drop in CRAFT and Support groups
· Full-day family CRAFT workshop ($250)
· One-on-one CRAFT training (sliding scale)

Weekly “Coming Up for Air” Podcasts by our Allies Team

· The longest running broadcast for families of those with addiction


All About the Pathways to Recovery Blog

· News and resources on addiction recovery and treatment
· Help identifying options for treatment and recovery activities



Direct Contact with the Allies Team

· Intro phone call

· Weekly drop-in office hours

3 Moms and a Dad

· Prerecorded series of families working through CRAFT

Meet the Allies in Recovery Team

Video of Laurie MacDougall Describing CRAFT

Laurie MacDougall went through the Allies CRAFT training to improve the situation in her own family and is now a master CRAFT practitioner with Allies in Recovery. Laurie’s expertise includes teaching communication and interpersonal strategy.  

Video of Kayla Solomon Describing CRAFT

Kayla Solomon is a Master’s-Level clinician who has been working with families with addiction for over 20 years. Kayla is skilled in CRAFT and expert in people with addictions.

Video of Dominique Introducing the Website

Dominique Simon-Levine started Allies in Recovery in 2003. She has been featured on HBO and NPR and trains facilitators and professionals in our CRAFT program. Dominique is the go-to person for figuring out options and strategies with families, and for addressing crises and recovery opportunities.

Learn CRAFT – Where YOU become trained in how to tackle your loved one’s addiction – and take our 10-day Challenge.

Sign up with Allies! Watch half the videos (60 minutes) and do the accompanying exercises within 10 days. Upon completion, you’ll be rewarded with a FREE PASS to Laurie’s popular One-Day CRAFT Workshop for family members – a $250 value! Many days and times are available including Saturday, July 9th (9AM to 2PM ET) and Saturday, July 23rd (12PM to 5PM ET). More dates will become available soon! Hurry and claim YOUR complimentary seat today! SEATS ARE LIMITED!

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This mom said it for us:

“Allies has been very helpful to me over the past several years. The modules, exercises, and personal advice have helped me navigate a difficult situation and improved relationships with family members so much. I really appreciate the site and recommend it whenever I find someone else in a similar situation.”

– Mizkitty, participant

Our Exclusive “Pose a Question” Blog 

Our website users love this interactive feature!

· Pose a question about your situation and a member of our Allies Team will reply with CRAFT-informed answers

· Read others’ questions and our answers for more insights into how to apply CRAFT

· Interact with other website users in the comments section of the blog

· This is a rich opportunity for learning and sharing about the challenges you face with your loved one’s addiction!

Not Only is Your Loved One More Likely to Get Into Recovery Than With Any Other Approach, but Research Also Shows They are More Likely to STAY in Recovery When You Use the CRAFT Approach.

"Expert Mom" and former math teacher, Laurie went through the CRAFT training to improve the situation in her own family and is now a master CRAFT practitioner

How Will Your Life Change?

2020 Member Survey (12%,  2+ Site Visits)

“The information has tremendous value to me as I have been living with a son who is dealing with substance use problems. It is going to be a long journey, but I am starting to see him engage in doing work with his addiction counselor and group sessions.”

– Myslowice, Allies in Recovery Member

Feel Better

“The resources available are very helpful including the Wednesday night group. I have learned a lot about this disease thanks to this organization.”

– jdaggett, participant

“Things started to turn around when I found Allies.”

– A mom, speaking at an Allies CRAFT training

“(the weekly support groups)… are really supportive and she has established easy interactions, even with some varying attendance. Kayla’s emphasis on self-care and staying connected to a loved one is reinforced each week and covers both practical and emotional details.”

– MostlySunny228, participant

Allies’ CRAFT Training, At a Glance:

Be Present, Influence vs. Control, Stages of Addiction

Stay Safe

Understand the Pattern of Addiction

Communicate in Ways That Build Bridges

Divide the World in Two: Non-Using vs Using

  • Reward When They Aren’t Using
  • Step Away, Remove Rewards, and Allow Natural Consequences When They are Using

Care for Yourself: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Lite

Engage into Treatment/Recovery Activities

Become Trained and Help Others

The Turnkey Family Program and a Quick Walk Through the Site

Full-Day CRAFT Workshop for Family Members (Held on Various Saturdays – Premium: $250)

4-Day CRAFT Intensive Course ($365)

Turnkey Family Program using CRAFT and the Allies in Recovery Online Program, Including the 4-Day Intensive, Ongoing Supervision, and Our Continued Engagement to See You Succeed. (Price Upon Request)

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Join thousands who are learning how to help guide their loved one with addiction into recovery

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“My husband just passed his 6-month 100% sobriety. Our life is changing and healing before our eyes. The concepts I learned on this site about natural consequences and how and when to talk with my husband have dramatically changed my life. I have peace and stability, before he ever changed. Then I was able to really help. I encourage you to embrace and apply the learning here.”

– E320, participant

The Allies in Recovery Blog

We’ve Never Talked About His Substance Use!

We’ve Never Talked About His Substance Use!

An member and family were on the verge of doing a classic intervention on their grown son whose drinking and weed smoking were wreaking havoc across the entire family. Then they discovered Allies in Recovery and CRAFT. Excited about acquiring this new skill set, the family remains nervous about how to best leverage the approach, knowing that they’ve never talked openly as a family about the substance use, the conflict, or their own concerns. Where do they begin?

The College Conundrum — CRAFT’s Position

The College Conundrum — CRAFT’s Position

An Allies in Recovery member has arranged a tentative contract with her son with regards to financing his return to college. He is in early recovery and is quite motivated to return to school, the place where his use spun out of control. He has agreed to pay for his own tuition for now. Allies in Recovery founder Dominique Simon-Levine, weighs in with some CRAFT perspective.

Home or Recovery House? It’s Not an Easy Call

Home or Recovery House? It’s Not an Easy Call

An Allies in Recovery member is fortunate to have a loved one she feels perfectly safe with, but the stress of living with him post-rehab still feels overwhelming. What’s the best housing choice for their situation? Both living at home and living in a recovery house come with their own unique challenges. Either way, the best chance for success is to be as informed as possible.

The Antidote to Shame: Part 2

The Antidote to Shame: Part 2

Our hosts look at shame and negative thinking and discuss ways to slow down, gain awareness, and soothe your system. They focus on the essential tool of empathy — especially for yourself — as a way to understand what story you’re making up, and change that story by looking for the positive even in difficult moments.

When Do You Work on Use of Less-Dangerous Substances?

When Do You Work on Use of Less-Dangerous Substances?

On this episode of “Coming Up for Air”,  Dominique shares a family’s question about a Loved One who has addressed their most pressing substance of use: opioids. Should the family now focus on their Loved One’s cannabis use? Our hosts discuss harm reduction and the role of the “functional analysis” in CRAFT to address such questions.

Conditional Love, Unconditional Love, and What Leads to Shame: Part 1

Conditional Love, Unconditional Love, and What Leads to Shame: Part 1

Even when love is not conditional, there sometimes must be conditions regarding people’s behavior. Love in romantic relationships may change if you break up, but with family members, conditionality applies to behavior, not love. What we as family members can modify is how we react and our expectations.

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