We understand how isolating it is when your loved one is struggling with addiction. Shame, confusion – and even anger – are probably just some of what you're dealing with.
These complex emotions make the process of getting good help very difficult.
We're here to change that. Our highly trained loved one coaches are peers who have been right where you are.
Together, we're stronger
These challenges aren't easy. Maybe you're struggling to be supportive while setting boundaries. Or feeling guilt, like you're somehow to blame.
Our coaches help loved ones develop skills to overcome these obstacles and other issues.
We emphasize positive and supportive approaches:
- Learn about the complex disease of addiction.
- Strengthen your own well-being.
- Improve communication.
- Learn how to model and encourage change.
- Establish healthy boundaries.
- Enhance your quality of life.
Common Issues for Loved Ones
Myths and Facts for Loved Ones
More likely to be satisfied with emotions or feelings
Less likely to feel like they're enabling their loved one
Less likely to say their unwell loved one is negatively impacting their work
CRAFT teaches loved ones how to positively motivate someone to change by rewarding wellness activities and discouraging use of alcohol or other drugs.
CRAFT helps loved ones by:
- Teaching them to modify their usual behaviors, reactions and expectations toward the unwell loved one.
- Reducing or eliminating use and addictive behaviors in the person suffering.
- Helping to motivate their family member or friend to seek treatment.
- Showing them the importance of self-care and their own wellness.
One of the most important features of this approach is that it is non-confrontational, giving loved ones a positive alternative.
CRAFT techniques lower rates of symptom recurrence (relapse) and help motivate unwell loved ones to treatment.
Coach, Sioux Falls
Teresa embraces her personal experience to help other loved ones facing a family member's addiction.
Coach, Sioux Falls
Rachel loves designing rustic crafts, taking wildlife photos, playing cards and collecting antiques. She's been a coach since 2016.
Director of Addiction Management Training
Dave oversees the development, improvement and delivery of our addiction management coach training and certification program. He also leads our loved one coaching initiative.
Cindy is a loved one coach, using her experience as a mother of a 19-year-old son who was lost to addiction to help other families.