Based on Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training (CRAFT) from the Center for Motivation and Change, offers a science-based guide to helping loved ones overcome addiction problems and compulsive behaviours.
SMART Family & Friends Handbook
Designed for people affected by the addictive behaviour of a loved one.
The Handbook includes SMART Recovery’s tools for coping in a healthy way with the many emotionally challenging situations frequently encountered in relationships where addiction is a factor.
Below are resources for those with a loved one experiencing a concurrent disorder (CD), alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD).
CD Family Series - Information Group:
The Concurrent Disorders Program hosts a monthly support group (excluding December) for family and friends of those experiencing mental illness and addiction problems, concurrently. See the information poster below, or download and share it by clicking here.
Substance Use 101
Resources and Treatment Options
Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Skills
Utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills
Mental Health 101
How to Talk to Your Loved One About Getting Help
Supporting Yourself While Supporting Your Loved One
Family and Friends Addiction Support Groups:
Al-Anon and Al-Ateen are support programs for family and friends of individuals experiencing alcohol use disorders (AUD). Visit their websites for more information:
Nar-Anon and Nar-Ateen are support programs for family and friends of individuals experiencing substance use disorders (SUD). Visit their websites for more information:
Nar-Ateen (for teenagers): http://www.nar-anon.org/narateen/
Pamphlets on Nar-Anon and Nar-Ateen:
Mission Services hosts a weekly support group for "Partners In Recovery." See the information pamphlet below, or download and share it by clicking here.