Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening by Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe has received the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award. This program is an effort by the Association to educate the general public on the benefits of empirically supported treatment. To earn the ABCT Self-Help Book Seal of Merit, a book must meet the following criteria:
employ cognitive and/or behavioral principles
discuss cognitive and/or behavioral principles or theories explicitly in text
have documented empirical support that lends support for the methods presented
include no suggestions or methods that are contraindicated by scientific evidence
present treatment methods that have consistent evidence for their effectiveness (books describing methods without a consistent track record of empirical support, or mixed evidence, would not be eligible)
be consistent with best practices
Dr. Meyers is the winner of the 2002 Dan Anderson Research Award from the Hazelden Foundation, the 2003 Young Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and 2005 Alumni Achievement Award from the School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Meyers is an internationally known speaker and trainer who has delivered trainings in 31 states in the USA and in 14 countries around the world. Dr. Meyers has delivered trainings in 6 of the worlds 7 continents. He 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". Several of his books are also available in Dutch, Finnish, German and Korean. The book "Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening" is currently being published in Dutch, Finnish, Japanese and Spanish. Dr. Meyers along with Dr. William Miller have published 2 interactive Journals through the Change Companies for returning war veterans called the Coming Home series.
Dr. Meyers receiving the Dan Anderson Research Award from the Hazelden Foundation.