SMART Recovery announces new Webinar: Helping Loved Ones Get Sober

Special Event for Family & Friends with Dr. Robert Meyers, originator of CRAFT, Dr. Jeffrey Foote, Director CMC, and Tom Horvath, President, SMART Recovery
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MENTOR, Ohio - March 4, 2015 - PRLog -- SMART Recovery announces a new Special Event Webinar on how the Family & Friends of those with addiction can help those they love, while remaining sane and safe.  The foremost experts in this field today, Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D. will join SMART President Tom Horvath, Ph.D. to discuss “the CRAFT approach”: How science, combined with compassion, can make a difference.

Helping Loved Ones Get Sober
A SMART Family & Friends Special Event
Saturday, March 21, 5:00 pm


As friends and family members, our intimate connection should make us natural allies. However, we often don’t know how to talk with each other or work together when it comes to the emotionally intense issue of addiction.

SMART believes that Family & Friends deserve high-quality, compassionate and optimistic support of their own. We know it is possible to get sober. We believe loved ones can help, without becoming codependent, resorting to tough love or enabling. The tools of SMART and CRAFT work beautifully to encourage healthy, productive efforts towards an improved quality of life for all. SMART has been working to create a rich Family & Friends program that includes a vibrant online community, its own Handbook, and both online and f2f meetings. We invite you to learn more at

Dr. Robert J. Meyers has pioneered the study of how families can help support those with addiction and is a creator of CRAFT – Community Reinforcement and Family Training, a scientifically validated and widely acclaimed approach. He is an internationally renowned speaker and gives CRAFT training workshops all over the world. He has been in the field of addiction treatment for 38 years. He was on the faculty at the University of New Mexico and is currently director of Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., & Associates.

Dr. Jeffrey Foote has over 25 years of extensive, well-recognized clinical research and experience in the addiction treatment field. He is an expert in motivating clients for treatment. He is Founder and Director, along with Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., of the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC), which helps both substance users and their loved ones.

Dr. Tom Horvath has been President of SMART Recovery for 18 of its 20 years. His addiction treatment practice, Practical Recovery, just celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Please see our Events page at for additional information and links to our speakers’ books.

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