10-Day Challenge: Complete Half the Modules in Any Order and Earn a Complimentary Seat at Our 1-Day Training with Laurie MacDougall, CRAFT Trainer.

Complete half the modules and claim your free seat to the 1-Day CRAFT Training with Laurie MacDougall, CRAFT Trainer. Existing members, contact us to let us know you have already competed half the modules, and claim your reward of the 1-Day CRAFT Training!

We have full confidence that the CRAFT Method will bring positive change to YOUR situation!

But we know that learning online has its challenges. That is why we are committed to supporting you with a human touch.

In addition to the personalized guidance available at all times through the Discussion Blog, check out our live support options.


Join Our CRAFT Skills, CRAFT Educational Groups, Trainings and Support Groups for Families (ONLINE)

All Times Listed in Eastern Time Zone. All Groups are Free for Members.
Trainings are Fee-Based or Require a Promo Code.

Please Familiarize Yourself with Our eLearning Modules Before Attending


Laurie MacDougall, CRAFT Trainer, Mom, Former High School Math Teacher, and Creator of Facilitated REST Groups Based on the Allies Curriculum.

Kayla Solomon, LICSW, Trained in CRAFT and One of the Most Experienced Psychotherapists in the Region of Western Massachusetts – the Home of Allies in Recovery!


PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t used ZOOM before, you will be prompted to download a bit of software. This usually goes very quickly!

For Further Information or to Request a Weekly Reminder Email for our Family Support Group: Please Email support@alliesinrecovery.net!

CRAFT SKILLS GROUP (Rotating Topics) 
(Laurie MacDougall, CRAFT Trainer)

Mondays at 12PM         Click Here for ZOOM
Thursdays at 12PM*      Click Here for ZOOM

(*PLEASE NOTE: Not Meeting Thursday 8/11 & 8/18 Due to CRAFT Training)

  • ABC’s – Recognizing the patterns of addiction
  • Using or Not Using – Determining which and responding in the moment
  • Reflective Listening – Most powerful skill!
  • Five Components of Communication – Let’s dig in!
  • Rewarding and Removing Rewards – Making a difficult task manageable
  • Boundaries – Setting healthy, workable boundaries
  • Self-care and Helping your LO – All at the same time
  • Help with Treatment – Planning and implementing the treatment request

(Laurie MacDougall, Facilitator)

Mondays at 7PM                Click Here for ZOOM
Tuesdays at 6:30PM         Click Here for ZOOM

(No Meeting 2nd Tuesday of Month)

Wednesdays at 6PM         Click Here for ZOOM

The goal of these groups is to empower families through education and skill training using the learning modules, in a caring, compassionate, and supportive environment. These are learning groups. Come prepared for a structured, interactive walk through the Allies learning modules and understand how to apply CRAFT to your situation.


Laurie MacDougall & Son

(Kayla Solomon, LICSW)

Wednesdays at 6:30PM     Click Here for ZOOM

This popular group provides family members with live, CRAFT-informed support, with an emphasis on self-care. Kayla has been involved with Allies for more than 15 years.


Kayla Solomon, LICSW

Psychotherapist, Self-Care Support Group Leader

1-DAY CRAFT TRAINING with Laurie MacDougall, CRAFT Trainer (ONLINE)

(Members: Please See Our 10-day Challenge for Complimentary Seat!)

Various Saturday Dates, 9AM to 2PM or 12PM to 5PM

Click Here for Further Information & Registration

Becoming an Ally: This 1-day, 5-hour workshop is focused on the basics of CRAFT. This is a dynamic event that takes you through common scenarios and shows how to apply CRAFT. You’ll also learn how to use the Allies in Recovery broader approach and resources for guiding your LO to recovery. 

Earn a COMPLIMENTARY SEAT to this training by taking our 10-Day Challenge. Complete half the modules and be rewarded with free attendance. ATTN: If you’ve completed half the modules at any point in time, contact us to claim your free attendance to the training. If you’re unsure, ask us to check for you. 


4-DAY CRAFT INTENSIVE TRAINING with Laurie MacDougall & Dominique Simon-Levine (ONLINE)

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This 20-hour workshop over 4 days is geared to professionals, paraprofessionals (peer coaches who work with families, and those wanting to facilitate educational groups) and to family members. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of how to use CRAFT. 

Diversify your toolbox with CRAFT skills and a workbook: Participants will become better prepared to work either informally with their own family member, or more formally in facilitating CRAFT-based educational meetings or supporting families one-on-one. Those wishing to pursue the creation of an evidence-based educational and/or support group for families will have a solid base to begin.

Workbook Included with Cost of Training. 


OFFICE HOURS for Laurie MacDougall, CRAFT Trainer (ONLINE)

Click Here to Schedule Office Hours

Choose your virtual meeting time with Allies’ Laurie MacDougall.

Currently offering times on most Tuesdays.

Hear From Allies in Recovery Members . . .

“(The weekly support calls)… 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 call and covers both practical and emotional details.”

— MostlySunny228, Allies in Recovery Member

“Thank you! I was telling my husband yesterday that there are still people in the world that care. Thank you for your time.”

— Monica, Allies in Recovery Member

“Laurie is a tremendous guiding light for both me and my husband as we continue on this journey with our son… She is helping us navigate the CRAFT methodology. We are eternally gratetful for Laurie and Allies in Recovery .”

— Jeanne, Allies in Recovery Member

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

— Jdaggett, Allies in Recovery Member

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