SAMA offers parent groups designed to support families in effectively addressing their sons and/or daughters’ drug use. We offer our parent groups on every other Tuesday evening and every other Saturday morning at the SAMA office on lower Queen Anne.
Our Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) family groups are a great fit for parents who are concerned about how drug use is affecting their teenager’s health and well-being. Parents will learn about:
- Drug use and the adolescent brain
- Identify signs of drug use
- Practice communication strategies
- Reduce their own stress
- How to support clean and sober behavior
Using a proven curriculum, parents learn how to maintain a relationship in the face of addiction, balance positive reinforcement and natural consequences, and influence their loved one to get help.
To enroll in group, call (206) 328-1719 to schedule an intake appointment with a family clinician. At this appointment, the family clinician will learn about you and your family, tell you more about what you can expect to learn in group, make a decision with you about the best group for your needs, and send you home with a book to get you started on the CRAFT methods.
Click here to read more about the evidence based curriculum and skills your will learn through our parent groups using Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), designed by Dr. Robert Meyers. Tailored for the needs of our clients, CRAFT provides a proven method for influencing substance users towards sobriety.