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Our members will tell you that this is without a doubt the hub of Allies in Recovery’s platform. Understanding the principles of CRAFT is the first step. Applying them to your situation is the next step.
Here you can pose your question and receive a hand-tailored response from our in-house experts. This is also where members communicate with each other.
A huge piece of this program is making self-care a priority. Why? Simply because we are so much more effective in helping a suffering loved one when we act/speak/think from a calm and centered place.
The Sanctuary is devoted to helping you make self-care happen. Our ever-growing collection includes comic relief, inspiring images, yoga and meditation videos, poetry, art and the list goes on…
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Laurie MacDougall discusses the dramatic impact that language has on our discussions of Substance Use Disorder. Let’s work together to reduce stigma, improve access to treatment, and embrace a more humane approach to our loved ones’ struggles – all with the words we choose.
Her son was asked to leave college and is now using at home. Mom’s been confiscating drugs when she finds them as she fears for his safety. Will this sabatoge the CRAFT method? Dominique Simon-Levine reponds, illuminating how families can tailor CRAFT to their unique situations.
Her daughter seems incapable of respecting any boundaries – and she can’t seem to enforce them. This mom wonders how she let it come to this. Dominique Simon-Levine lends her expertise to lay out a simple but meaningful plan for the family.
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How to use rewards and incentives to get your loved one closer to the goal of treatment?
She’s been using, should we kick her out?
Our members speak for themselves…
“The discussion blog is fantastic. Dominique’s and others’ detailed responses are very helpful to get perspective and specific approaches to the problems. Seeing how others are struggling breaks down some of the isolation that can come with addiction.”
“You provide very informative and positive feedback to everyone who reach out here. 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.”