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Heroin/Opioid Addiction? What is MAT 101?
The next NFD Callwill be Wednesday February 24th, 2016 3:00 PM-4:00PM Eastern Time
Call in Information: Phone: 1-888-453-4221 Pass code: 171414 #
Mark your calendars now you won’t want to miss this call!
Guest speaker: Zac Talbott ; Director NAMA Recovery of Tennessee/Georgia
THE COMPREHENSICE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT (CARA)
BREAKING NEWS! On February 11, 2016, CARA (S. 524) was amended and passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Currently, 28 Senators (18 Democrats, 9 Republicans, 1 Independent) have signed on as co-sponsors of S. 524. CThe U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary unanimously reported CARA to the whole Senate, where its next stop is consideration on the floor!
Advocacy Works- CARA
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015.
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) passed. The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary unanimously reported CARA to the whole Senate, where its next stop is consideration on the floor!
ADVOCACY WORKS * MAKE THE CALL * MAKE CARA COUNT
Advocates throughout the country will be calling Members of Congress and asking them to support S. 523/H.R. 953, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015. CARA is a bill with strong bipartisan support that offers a comprehensive, compassionate response to addiction. Learn more about CARA HERE. It is important that Congress acts now to address the addiction epidemic as legislative days are running out! Share this flyer to increase awareness.
CRAFT 20 Minute Guide for Parents
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
CRAFT teaches family and friends effective strategies for helping their loved one to change and for feeling better themselves. CRAFT works to affect the loved one’s behavior by changing the way the family interacts with him or her. It is designed to accomplish three goals:
- When a loved one is abusing substances and refusing to get help, CRAFT helps families move their loved one toward treatment.
- On its own, CRAFT helps reduce the loved one’s alcohol and drug use, whether or not the loved one has engaged in treatment yet.
- CRAFT improves the lives of the concerned family and friends.
CRAFT is a skills-based program that impacts families in multiple areas of their lives, including self-care, pleasurable activities, problem solving, and goal setting. At the same time, CRAFT addresses their loved one’s resistance to change. CRAFT teaches families behavioral and motivational strategies for interacting with their loved one. Participants learn, for example, the power of positive reinforcement for positive behavior (and of withdrawing it for unwanted behavior), and how to use positive communication skills to improve interactions and maximize their influence.