Success Rates in Engaging Treatment Resistant Substance Abusers by Concerned Significant Others

The following chart compares studies done to determine the effectiveness of several techniques to engage loved ones in treatment for their addictions.

A B  C D E
CRAFT 64% 74% 67% 71% 64%
Johnson Intervention 30%
Al-Anon/Nar-Anon 13% 29% 17%


Study A – Engaging the Unmotivated in Treatment for Alcohol Problems: A Comparison of Three Strategies for Intervention Through Family Members

William R. Miller, Robert J. Myers, J. Scott Tonigan – University of New Mexico
(c) 1999 American Psychological Association, Inc.

Study B – COMMUNITY REINFORCEMENT AND FAMILY TRAINING (CRAFT): Engaging Unmotivated Drug Users in Treatment

Robert J. Meyers, William R. Miller, Dina E. Hill, J. Scott Tonigan – University of New Mexico
(c) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Study C – A Randomized Trial of Two Methods for Engaging Treatment-Refusing Drug Users Through Concerned Significant Others

Robert J. Meyers, William R. Miller, Jane Ellen Smith, J. Scott Tonigan
(c) 2002 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Study D – Engaging resistant adolescents in drug abuse treatment

Holly Barret Waldron, Sheryl Kern-Jones, Charles W. Turner, Thomas R. Peterson, Timothy J. Ozechowski
(c) 2007 Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Study E – Community reinforcement training for family and significant others of drug abusers: a unilateral intervention to increase treatment entry of drug users

Kimberly C. Kirby, Douglas B. Marlowe, David S. Festinger, Kerry A. Garvey, Vincent LaMonaca
(c) 1999 Drug and Alcohol Dependence

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