Mayor Winnecke's Substance Abuse Task Force works to promote substance abuse awareness, education, prevention, and treatment.They have a series of events for family members of loved ones who are struggling with an addiction.

Get Your Loved One Clean and Sober a Free Public Presentation by Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D.

  • October 12th - 6:30pm at Eastminster Presbyterian Church
  • October 13th - 9am at Welborn Conference Room

The first 50 people through the door at each event will receive a free copy of Dr. Meyers' book, Get Your Loved Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening. These books are available thanks to the generosity of Brentwood Springs

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Dr. Meyers co-authored the book, Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening. At this event he will walk you through his award-winning, scientifically proven CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) approach to helping a loved one get sober. The scientifically based CRAFT approach helps you engage treatment-refusing substance users in a positive, compassionate way. This approach has been proven to improve the lives of Concerned Significant Others (CSOs), reduce the problematic addition behavior of your loved one, and increase loved one’s motivation to enter treatment. Research has shown that almost 7 out of 10 people who use the CRAFT method get their loved one to attend treatment.

Portrait of Dr. Meyers
About Dr. Meyers: Dr. Meyers has been in the addiction field for 39 years. His CRAFT work has led Dr. Meyers and CRAFT to be one of the 14 featured segments of the Emmy Award-winning HBO Addiction series. Dr. Meyers has also been featured in Oprah magazine for his outstanding work using the Community Reinforcement Approach. Dr. Meyers is an internationally known speaker and trainer who has published over 100 scientific articles or chapters and co-authored 5 books and one manual on addiction treatment, including "Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening" and "Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment: Working with Family Members"