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

Citizens of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Rushford Behavioral Hospital, the Tlingit and Haida tribes of Alaska, and Palm Beach County, Florida, your participation is sponsored through the generous support of your state, county or tribe, click here.

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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.

More on CRAFT

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 online! 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

 

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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 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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Sign-up today and let the Allies in Recovery team help support you going forward!

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, 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, every Saturday (premium; $250)

4-Day CRAFT Intensive Course ($365)

Turnkey Family Program using CRAFT and the Allies in Recovery online program (ask), including the 4-day intensive, ongoing supervision, and our continued engagement to see you succeed. (Price upon request)

Get trained! Get supported! Find a community you can rely on and trust.

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By signing up, I am purchasing 6 months of access to the Allies Training Program for $159.

(We are a social cause for-profit company. No one is turned away. Please contact us for a scholarship to the site.)

I understand that should I complete the 10 day-Challenge, I will also get the Free Pass to the premium Full-Day CRAFT Workshop, a $250 value. At 6 months, I will be asked whether I wish to cancel. This 6-month period automatically renews at 6 months at the new rate of $59.

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

Citizens of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Rushford Behavioral Hospital, the Tlingit and Haida tribes of Alaska, and Palm Beach County, Florida, your participation is sponsored through the generous support of your state, county or tribe, click here.

If you don’t know your promo code, click here.

“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

I’m Not the One Who’s Sending Him to Jail

I’m Not the One Who’s Sending Him to Jail

An Allies in Recovery Member has been caught in a long cycle of “bailing out” their Loved One after every relapse. Sometimes it’s been money for rehab, other times it’s been money for lawyers to keep him out of jail. Is it time to break that cycle? Loving someone doesn’t mean shouldering responsibility for all the choices they make. 

Boundaries and Rewards: Tips on Using CRAFT When a Family Member is Drinking and Not Cooperating

Boundaries and Rewards: Tips on Using CRAFT When a Family Member is Drinking and Not Cooperating

An Allies in Recovery member is encountering difficulties with removing rewards and holding boundaries. They’re asking their loved one to leave when he’s drinking, but he simply refuses! In this post, we offer a little refresher on rewards – when to use them, and what kinds – as part of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach that we teach you on our website.

Learning How to Not React in Tough Moments

Learning How to Not React in Tough Moments

On this episode of our “Coming Up for Air” podcast, Laurie and Kayla discuss strategies to back away and not succumb to your emotions during difficult moments when you feel ramped-up toward your Loved One.

Facing the Obstacles: Part 1

Facing the Obstacles: Part 1

On this episode of Allies in Recovery’s “Coming Up for Air” Podcast, Laurie and Kayla discuss the obstacles between knowing what to do and putting that knowledge into real practice. In Part 1, they focus on avoiding a “crisis” response, and slowing events down to avoid being reactive.

Making Changes At Your Own Pace

Making Changes At Your Own Pace

Laurie and Kayla discuss change — how to manage it, how quickly it can or can’t happen, and how to focus your efforts. Learn to put yourself first. Self-care is not selfish.

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