Highland-Clarksburg Hospital began offering a community support group, CRAFT Beyond Addiction, for parents and partners of someone suffering from addiction.
CRAFT, Community Reinforcement and Family Training, focuses on three goals: Helping families move their loved one towards treatment, helming reduce the loved one’s alcohol and drug use, and improving the lives of the concerned family member.
CRAFT was developed by Robert J. Meyers and Jane Ellen Smith of the University of New Mexico. CRAFT teaches several skills, including: Understanding a loved one’s triggers to use substances, positive communication strategies, problem-solving, domestic violence precautions and getting a loved one to accept help.
“CRAFT is a free support group which teaches family and friends effective skills for helping their loved ones who are struggling with addiction. CRAFT is held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Classroom A and is open to everyone,” said Leesa Jackson, Program Manager for Children’s Services at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital.
Jackson and Kristin White, Director of Admissions of Referrals at HCHI, can be contacted for any questions at 304-969-3100.
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Highland-Clarksburg Hospital (HCHI) is a private, non-profit hospital that is dedicated to providing the best care for persons with mental disorders in West Virginia, parts of Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania. It has established an integrated system of high quality behavioral health services, including mental health treatment services for Children, Adolescents’ and Forensic patients. Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is an equal opportunity provider and employer.