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 loved one coaches have walked in your shoes.
Get better guidance
There's a lot of advice out there, but it's often not effective. We'll help you find what works with the person you care about.
Maybe you're struggling to be supportive while setting boundaries. Or feeling guilt, like you're somehow to blame.
We emphasize 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.
- Motivate others toward change.
- 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.
Courtney is very familiar with the challenges loved ones face. She's passionate about helping others find the hope, help and support they deserve.Courtney Stuart
Coach, Sioux Falls
Rachel loves designing rustic crafts, taking wildlife photos, playing cards and collecting antiques. She's been a coach since 2016.Rachel Herlyn
Shane has helped others overcome issues with behavioral and mental health disorders for several years.Shane Mezhir