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Are you concerned about your loved one's opioid use?

We The Village (WTV) is currently recruiting participants for a full-scale clinical Family Support Research Study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The research study goal is to understand the impact of two different online programs on the health and well-being of family members and friends who have a loved one with an opioid use problem.

The trial will consist of two programs similar to services currently offered at WTV. The programs will require active weekly participation for 12 weeks, and follow-up assessments afterwards. Participants will gain 12-weeks of support at no cost to them.

If you or people you know might be interested in the Family Support Research Study, they can learn more at this link: www.familysupportstudy.com and complete a brief screening survey to find out if they are eligible to become a participant.

For more information, their team is also available by phone on 413.GET.HOPE (413.428.4673).


Dr. William R. Miller on Dr. Robert J. Meyers
Dr. Meyers' colleague, William Miller, describes him thus: Bob Meyers has made exemplary contributions to knowledge about the treatment of substance abuse and dependence, overseeing two decades of programmatic research to develop, refine, adapt, test and disseminate CRAFT. Bob is an exceptional human being and colleague. He is a superb clinical teacher who garners top marks from audiences ranging from counselors in recovery to doctoral-level health professionals. Dr. Meyers brings extraordinary energy, compassion, depth and humanity to his research, treatment and trainings.


I am pleased to announce the recent publication of The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach: A Clinical Guide for Treating Substance Use Disorders, by Susan H. Godley, Jane Ellen Smith, Robert J. Meyers, and Mark D. Godley.

Since 2001 when the first A-CRA manual was published by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), A-CRA has been widely implemented with over 10,000 adolescents, 1,500 transitional age youth, and in 44 U.S. states and territories.

The new manual includes research to better inform A-CRA implementation. Also included are lessons learned from the clinicians, supervisors, trainers, youth, and families who have used the model.

Soft-cover and ebook versions are available from Amazon. All proceeds from the sale of the manual will support research and training at Chestnut Health Systems to improve treatment outcomes for adolescents with substance use disorders.


Dr Meyers is featured in an article in The Courier (Findlay - Hancock County - Northwestern Ohio)
Psychologist advises 'different ways to interact'
Please read the entire article here: http://thecourier.com/family-news/2016/09/23/psychologist-advises-different-ways-to-interact


Is your 18-25 year old using alcohol or other drugs? The Family Training Program, part of the Parents Translational Research Center of the Treatment Research Institute, is conducting a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health that may be able to help! Please click here for more information


Families for Sensible Drug Policy (FSDP) www.fsdp.org is a 501c3 non-profit organization representing a global coalition of families, professionals, organizations bringing diverse communities together to empower families to advocate to reduce the harmful consequences of oppressive drug policies and increase access to effective substance use disorder treatment. Also find more information at the link to FSDP in the link section of my website. FSDP is a great supporter of CRAFT and will help develop CRAFT trainings around the USA,



A unique collaboration with The Cadence Online Company, Treatment Research Institute & Dr. Robert J. Meyers has developed a unique program for family of adolescent substance users. Follow link below.

Parent CRAFT is a research-supported online course that teaches parents how to effectively interact with their children in order to change drug and alcohol behavior. Parents CAN make a difference! www.CadenceOnline.com

* The work of Drs. Kirby and Meyers was funded in part with support from Grant No. P50DA027841 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The program contents are solely the responsibility of the Treatment Research Institute and Cadence Online and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.


Now and then there really is something new under the sun! CRAFT is a new and original method for helping 'unmotivated' loved ones change harmful substance use and get the help they need. It has clearly been shown to be far more effective than traditional approaches, and yet in most areas it is simply unavailable to families who need it. Parent CRAFT is a self-teaching way to access this approach no matter where you live.

William R Miller, Ph.D.
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
The University of New Mexico


New Testimonial

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) celebrated its 25th anniversary, below is a picture of the Founders.

L to R: Dr. Pat Abbott, Dr. Robert J. Meyers, Dr. Philip A. May, Dr. William R. Miller, Dr. W. Gill Woodall

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is now listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The summary for this intervention can be viewed here.

Robert J. Meyers PHD & Assoc Receives 2014 Best of Albuquerque Award

Albuquerque Award Program Honors the Achievement

ALBUQUERQUE April 23, 2014 -- Robert J Meyers PHD & Assoc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Albuquerque Award in the Educational Consultants category by the Albuquerque Award Program.

Each year, the Albuquerque Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Albuquerque area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Albuquerque Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Albuquerque Award Program and data provided by third parties.

New Books:

Promotional video for Coming Home: A Warrior's Guide
Please click the images for more information.

  • New Spanish version of Get Your Loved One Sober will be available soon.

    New Publication:
  • Adult and adolescent versions of the Community Reinforcement Approach are used by over 125 organizations in 37 states and several other countries. Dr. Meyers will be leading a CRA training for both adults and adolescents (A-CRA) January 13 - 15, 2014. This training will be hosted by Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Please contact Kelli Wright (kwright@chestnut.org) for information on workshop fees and lodging.

  • This new book is an update of the 1995 book " A Clinical Guide to Alcohol Treatment: The Community Reinforcement." An English version will be out in early 2014.

  • New Dutch version of Get Your Loved One Sober and Japanese version of Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment : Working with Family Members


  • 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:

  • Recent Testimonials:
    Pictures from the Albuquerque Premiere of the Emmy Award-winning HBO Special