Tired of fighting and worrying about your loved one’s addiction problems?

Allies in Recovery can show you a better way. We are an online learning platform for families whose loved one struggles with drugs or alcohol. We provide community, personalized guidance, and a scientifically-proven program to give you the skill set you’ll need to help your loved one.

✓ Reduce pain, anger, & worry

✓ Gain skills proven to work

✓ Reduce substance use

✓ Get your loved one into treatment

✓ Improve your well-being

Join Allies in Recovery & Get Access To…

An eight-step video course to help you and your loved one
Experts to whom you can ask questions and get personalized responses
Self-care advice and material to help you relax and quietly reflect
A community of individuals like yourself
A wealth of other resources on treatment options and more

When you’re ready to take action and address your loved one’s addiction problems

Become a Member Today
& Get 3 Free Bonus Lessons:

• What Your Loved One Is Thinking
• CRAFT: At a Glance
• 10 Things Parents Must Know When
Their Adult Child Suffers from Addiction

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Membership gives you access to…

Video Modules

Easy-to-digest eLearning program
based on the CRAFT method.

Learn to motivate your loved one to take action and gain techniques for responding mindfully to your loved one’s substance use

CLICK TO SEE VIDEO EXCERPTS

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Questions answered

One of the most used & appreciated features
of our Member site!

Our in-house experts respond to members’ concerns, helping them gain insight and apply CRAFT to their specific situation

Q & A WITH EXPERTS — EXAMPLE HERE

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Individual Consults

Talk privately with a knowledgeable and compassionate coach

Jump-start your Allies in Recovery experience with one-on-one guidance

Consultation is free of charge. Follow-up calls available to members for free.

Treatment Guidance

Treatment can be confusing.
Our input can guide the decision process.

Use our protocol to search for the right
provider for your loved one

Learn how CRAFT helps you get your loved one into treatment in THIS POST

Community

Reduce isolation and find support
through our online community of
families and professionals

Connect with other members via the Discussion Blog or through confidential messaging

READ MEMBERS’ TESTIMONIALS HERE

Podcasts

Over 50 episodes available ad-free to members!
Listen to interviews with experts, people in recovery, families…and learn coping techniques

“Down to earth and full of been-there empathy
and concrete advice.”
— Member

CLICK TO LISTEN ON iTUNES

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Member Blogs

Post your thoughts and questions to a caring, informed community

Your experiences can help other family members and let them know they are not alone

“This site saved my (emotional) life.” —Member
SEE EXAMPLES OF MEMBER BLOGS

eLearning Exercises

Look at yourself and your loved one in more constructive ways—
Turn your daily observations into gold

Workbooks help you gain perspective and interact more productively with your loved one

READ: HOW DO THE EXERCISES WORK?

You’re not alone. Allies in Recovery is here to help.

“I want to say THANK YOU for your thoughtful comment to my concern. You really understand what I am going through.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you very much. I also used the CRAFT method to have the talk with him on Wednesday, and that was what allowed him to open up and talk a bit and then agree to get more help.” 

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I sincerely hope that more and more people who are dealing with addiction, will discover CRAFT to help their loved ones. I realize that we are just starting on a path to recovery but feel CRAFT was a big help thus far already.”

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“On the good side, use seems to be way, way down since Feb 1st.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“Your website has been extremely helpful for me and I really felt it’s been the best resource ever offered to families struggling with addiction issues. “

— Rcvr, Allies in Recovery Member

“It [Your website]… is excellent. I’m particularly impressed with how professional and creative you’ve made it. Even the artwork is wonderful. But most of all, your passion, compassion, competence and love for the visitor…is abundantly clear. I think your site will be very helpful for the families of those struggling with substance abuse. I personally found it educational and inspiring.”

— Andrew Agwunobi, MD

“All in all I feel she is moving forward and what I have learned and put into play from AIR is working great for us.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I appreciate your site so much. It’s brought me such peace of mind and guidance.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you does not even begin to express how much I appreciate your support.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I have been suggesting to many of my family intervention clients to use this amazing resource…..I find my clients value your work and it is helping.”

—Bill Stevens, Therapist & Interventionist, www.redchair.co.uk

“Thank you very much for this resource. I had wished for something exactly like this.”

— Hope, Allies in Recovery Member

“Allies In Recovery has impacted me and my family in such a positive way. I am much stronger and better able to take care of myself because if it. I also have a special place in my heart for Dominique, she has no idea what a difference she has made.”

— On-a-mission, Allies in Recovery Member

“This site is an incredible resource, so well organized and so well thought out.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I can’t state to you enough how great this e-course is. It’s practical, informative, and empathetic to the addict and the loved one watching just the same. The CRAFT method is a Godsend because it’s much more humane in my view.”

— Veritas19, Allies in Recovery Member

“Reflecting on the year since my resolution, my lesson is that anything can happen. I learned to let go of some of the things that were beyond my control, and try to identify what I *could* do that would help.”

Kate, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you for the courage to take a stance on this sensitive subject and to open the door for discussion!”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“This organization is so impressive. Dominique Simon-Levine offers clear, compassionate and intelligent advice. It’s a wonderful resource for families trying to support their loved ones in the challenges to recover from substance use.”

— Millicent, Allies in Recovery member

“The modules, the blog, the connection with others fighting just as hard is amazing. Please continue on…we are eternally grateful.”

Mothra, Allies in Recovery Member

“I appreciated the variety of support and information [you] offered . . . Allies in Recovery is a valuable resource that could support many loved ones of addicts.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“May God bless you all for the wonderful work that you do.”

— Mothra, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you for ALL of that information. I will dig into all of it. This site is amazing. I feel understood. Thank you.”

mom, Allies in Recovery Member

“I’m very happy to find this site, this approach . . . I feel like I’m finally connected to people and information that can help me help my daughter.”

— kttrend, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you so much for your quick response to our situation. The suggested scripts and next steps are so helpful. I’ve never felt so supported as a family member of a Loved One.”

— Hopefulin2018, Allies in Recovery

“This site is a life saver for me. It was the first place recommended to me when I contacted SAMSHA and I have clung to it ever since.”

gptraveler, Allies in Recovery Member

“Allies in Recovery gave me a framework for staying calm, focused and keeping my eyes on the prize—my daughter’s long term sobriety. It worked without coercion, blame or alienation. In fact, the more I accepted the positive in her, the better I felt about myself.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I don’t know how to thank you. I am more than grateful for your guidance and support. I don’t feel alone in this anymore.”

— Hopefulin2018, Allies in Recovery Member

“Each email and post offers me insight. They are constant lifelines to maintaining my balance. Thank you. “

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“I found Allies through YouTube, and I feel like I just won the lottery. It is by far the best information I have found to help effectively interact with my son. I have had awesome results from using this new way of communicating.”

— Ivy2015, Allies in Recovery Member

“At first the conversation was strained. (We were disagreeing about treatment issues.) Then I made myself switch to CRAFT communication, for example deliberate listening. “I” sentences (instead of ‘you” sentences, “Tell me more”, “That must be difficult”, “I hear you saying that _____” Within a few minutes of this he started opening up about his housemate’s death. CRAFT helped me give him a safe space to talk about the peer he’d lost. Thank you, CRAFT.”

—  Strongertogether, Allies in Recovery Member

“I’m not sure if you understand how valuable your recommendations are to me. During crises like this I truly appreciate your input.”

— bigfluffydog2, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you Dominique! I am so grateful to have found this community. I need support and feedback, especially being a single parent. I have and come to this site every day. I have watched several modules and find them very helpful. I look forward to continued interaction with everyone here. It is saving my life.”

—  katie1chad, Allies in Recovery Member

“I am so grateful for all your guidance and support! Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“This site has been one of my best sources of support. I recommend it to all the family members I encounter on this journey with our loved ones. I agree with Dominique that you are taking care of yourself by sharing here. I originally began practicing CRAFT to help my son, but have found that it has helped me as much.”

— Momdog, Allies in Recovery Member

“I am so grateful to have found Allies in Recovery as a source of support and education so I can better understand my daughter’s addiction and recovery.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“As always, you provide such great insight and support. With each response I understand more clearly. Thank you… I find the effect CRAFT has on me also helps me be a better parent… particularly since I’ve learned to chill and make my self care more of a priority.”

— Hopefulin2018, Allies in Recovery Member

“I thank Dominique so much for the support she has given.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“Your group helped us to see that we were not helpless and that he needed to take responsibility for his actions and we needed to let him. We may not have done everything as well as we should have, but he is still sober, and that’s a blessing.”

— fettfamily, Allies in Recovery Member

“By following the CRAFT modules and blogs on this site, along with help from Dominique and her team, I am happy to say that my family is flourishing.”

— help4t, Allies in Recovery Member

“CRAFT cleans up your side of the street and provides a light onto the street she should walk down to get help. It’s not 100%. It doesn’t guarantee they will walk down that street, but it is the best position you can take.” … Simply brilliant. Let’s keep cleaning our side of the street not only for our loved ones but for ourselves and the rest of the family.

— gptraveler, Allies in Recovery Member

“I am enjoying learning about the CRAFT method and finding it really valuable…Keep up the great work, and thank you.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you for this amazing resource. I already do not feel so alone as I work through the modules and read parents comments and questions.”

— fireball, Allies in Recovery Member

“You provide such a wonderful resource for the community.”

— Katy, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thanks to AIR, CRAFT and the podcasts, My LO is starting treatment.”

— PThasnohead, Allies in Recovery Member

“These methods of interacting with my son have worked phenomenally. I can’t thank you enough for creating this site. I will tell every person I know about it.”

— Ivy2015, Allies in Recovery Member

“We really have done and seen it all but CRAFT was the first time we were able to bridge the gap between tough love and keeping in contact. My daughter says I saved her life and she seems really grateful and is in a good place.”

— shelleybobelly, Allies in Recovery Member

“I hope the CRAFT method is the wave of the future for families like ours. It is the first thing that I have found that I feel completely comfortable with, and it has been so effective.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“A million thanks for your sincere efforts and support. It means the world.”

— Hopefulin2018, Allies in Recovery Member

“I find it really helpful how your posts capture the frustration and difficulty of situations while offering perspective, techniques and practicalities. It’s amazing how you do that!  Thank you for all your offerings and the site’s varied resources.”

— Mostlysunny, Allies in Recovery Member

“When I read posts like this, I feel hopeful for the plan I am working and it all boils down to love, for my loved one and myself.”

— gptraveler, Allies in Recovery Member

“If it was not for Allies in Recovery we would still be in limbo and useless in helping our loved ones.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“CRAFT is such a good combination of demonstrating caring while setting boundaries and limitations”

— Millicent, Allies in Recovery Member

“I consider myself to be a private person who does not easily confide. The opportunity for me to ask for help with my post hoping to get some support is a great relief. Thank you”

— ritzn, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you Thank you Thank you! I feel better reading your reply. It helped me relax just knowing I am doing the right things. I posted that she was a bit better today, but I am taking it one day at a time. Thank you again for your continued support.”

— help4t, Allies in Recovery Member

“The most important role you played was teaching me the skills getting him into treatment. THANK YOU!”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I don’t believe that I would have ever made it through without this program. I will always continue to work this program everyday. It will still take a while to feel comfortable and trusting, but I do believe that things are looking up. I hope that others reading this get some encouragement. It has been a long road and I cherish every good day. I’m sure there will still be challenges ahead, but I feel following and working this program will help me get through. Thank you so much.”

— mlb2t, Allies in Recovery Member

“Going through the modules in here calmed me down … though it seemed really hard at first, eventually it worked to help me learn to say the right things at the right time…”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“I must say, I couldn’t do CRAFT effectively without the support of AIR. AIR is what’s helped me see how to apply CRAFT in my situation. AIR has provided me clarity, strength and encouragement. AIR has kept me from reacting and helps me to think strategically about how to best support my son. AIR is making a HUGE DIFFERENCE and I can’t thank you enough.”

— Hopefulin2018, Allies in Recovery Member

“Every email/post I read pertains to my situation. I learn every time. It’s like a life line. I cannot thank you enough.”

— readr, Allies in Recovery Member

“…We are using CRAFT to build the bridge and it is helping to calm things down and it has certainly helped my anxiety level. I’m noticing I’m talking more with my son (even though it’s very brief) rather than interrogating him, which is pretty much what our conversations consisted of before discovering CRAFT and AIR. This is a nice change.”

— Hopefulin2018, Allies in Recovery Member

“This morning [I] listened to the podcast on the CRAFT method — which is excellent with so many relevant concepts and details come out in such a caring/sincere format.”

— Allies in Recovery Member

“Update, in which CRAFT and compassion continue to work its magic. Using CRAFT we remained calm. We both worked hard to use “I” statements instead of “You” statements… CRAFT and compassion turned what could have been a stormy, stalled meeting into a productive one. We left on loving terms. He said he was surprised how smoothly [things went]…” 

—  Strongertogether, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you for creating such a great program. I have seen drastic positive changes in my son, and I know Allies was a big part of that.”

— Ivy2015, Allies in Recovery Member

“I continue to ask my families to use this wonderful site alongside the work I am doing with them… I find my clients value your work and it is helping.”

— Bill Stevens, Therapist & Interventionist, www.redchair.co.uk

“The CRAFT process revealed to us a new way of communicating calmly and effectively. It helped me set boundaries. It helped us shift the decision-making (and responsibility for sobriety) on to him where it belongs. It helped me relinquish control. The next days/weeks won’t be easy. But we didn’t make them worse. We built a foundation for conversations (and crises) to come.”

—  Strongertogether, Allies in Recovery Member

From the Allies in Recovery Blog



Bribes, Incentives, and Positive Reinforcements – Part 2

Bribes, Incentives, and Positive Reinforcements – Part 2

In this follow-up to her post on incentives, bribes and reinforcing, Laurie MacDougall shares her “One and Done” approach. Read on for a practical and strategic approach to use with your loved one, and look out for her “Buyer Beware” caveat!

Bribes, Incentives and Positive Reinforcement

Bribes, Incentives and Positive Reinforcement

A family member writes in wondering about rewarding her loved one for attending a few recovery group meetings. Guest author and recovery enthusiast Laurie MacDougall sheds light on the key differences between bribes, incentives and rewards for positive behavior.

Showing a Loved One the Door

Showing a Loved One the Door

Our member is facing a big transition. It looks like her loved one will be asked to leave the house in a few weeks. Read on about a sound approach for embracing this transition with grace and compassion.

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