Free Guides for family and friends

Parents 20minute Guide


20 Minute Guide

All chapters can be downloaded as pdfs
There is also a partner's version at the same link.



BreakTrough is Australia's equivalent to the CMC.
They continuously update their family resources!

Partnership to End Addiction

Free guides
Parent e-Books & Guides

Scottish Families Little Book of CRAFT

Free PDF guide from Scottish Families Affected By Drugs
Little Book of CRAFT

Recommended Books to buy

(Extra points if you get your loved one to buy one for you!)

Beyond Addiction book cover
Beyond Addiction Workbook cover


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This is the book our group attendees wave enthusiastically in front of their webcams at our meetings!
CRAFT based and a rich resource of evidence-based science and kindness.


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The CMCFFC have now added MI and ACT to the CRAFT approach!
This newly developed framework and training means families have everything needed to start up their own independent meetings! Families can move on from playing second fiddle to the recovery meetings.

Get Your Loved One Sober
ITC Short Guide


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CRAFT stands for Community Reinforcement And Family Training.
This book's original title was Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening, but the publishers changed it. This is a must read for families from the creators of CRAFT!


Chapters 1 to 3 can be downloaded as pdfs

Exercise sheets

The Invitation To Change approach in a nutshell!
(ITC meeting participants can freely download the remaining chapters)

A Liberated Mind
Motivational Interviewing Fourth Edition


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For a deeper dive into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) from it's founder Dr Steven C. Hayes.
A Liberated Mind is the summary of Steven's life's work over the last 35 years.


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For a deeper dive into Motivational Interviewing, the more user-friendly, fully rewritten fourth edition.

The SMART Recovery Family and Friends Manuals (2013 USA/UK, 2019 AU)

This was our first introduction to CRAFT after struggling with the 12 steps. SMART have added their REBT tools into the CRAFT mix for families.
The UK one is just a spell-checked version of the USA book, both well overdue for an update! The Australian book is more up to date (2019) and their own creation.

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The Compassion Antidote (Cathy Taughinbaugh 2022)

Cathy Taughinbaugh is well respected in the CRAFT and ITC world. I haven't read this yet please share your thoughts if you have.


The Freedom Model for the Family

The Freedom Model for the Family is an approach for families dealing with a loved one who is struggling from addiction. It was written by the authors of The Freedom Model for Addictions and uses the same principles in a way that families can apply them.

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