With all the talk about healthcare reform and budget cuts to healthcare programs, my colleague, Jerome Yoman, PhD, and I were inspired to write an editorial about the need for more family services for The Oregonian, our local newspaper. We just found out that the editorial was published in the April 10, 2012 edition! You … Read moreA Call for More Services for Families with Loved Ones with Serious Mental Illness
One of our psychologists, Dr. Paul Guinther, just got interviewed for the Oregonian on the topic of addiction during the holidays. Check it out: http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2012/12/addiction_recovering_addicts_r.html
Event Brite Link: http://craftportland.eventbrite.com/ If you have a loved one with an addiction you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get him/her to stop: nagging, threatening, ultimatums, bargaining, attending support groups, etc. You may feel like there is nothing that you can do to get them to stop. Don’t give up, there is … Read moreCRAFT: Helping Families With an Addicted Love One
In late February the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a government agency dedicated to studying addiction, published a free resource on what to ask when looking into addiction treatment programs. This short booklet, which can be viewed online or downloaded for free, lists 5 questions to ask any addiction treatment provider you are considering … Read moreWhat Questions to Ask When Looking into Addiction Treatment
Recently a colleague alerted me to an article in the Chicago Tribune about CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training). A few months back I wrote a blog post about CRAFT that described the research support and basic ideas of the treatment. Briefly, CRAFT teaches family members with loved ones with addictions how to non-confrontationally change … Read moreHelp! How Do I find Resources for My Loved One with an Addiction?