The Invitation To Change

Created by CMC:FFC, The Invitation To Change Approach encompasses CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), MI (Motivational Interviewing), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)  working in combination.

From the authors of the revolutionary book Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, the approach we ascribe to is full of techniques that work for parents. It also has an enormous amount of research to back them up*. The Invitation To Change approach offers compassionate support to help people reduce or stop substance use. Unlike stigmatizing views of addiction, we use evidence-based methods to have motivating conversations, hold healthy boundaries, and encourage self-care. This creates the conditions for positive change.

We leverage parents’ significant influence to support their kids no matter their substance use stage. We know for certain parents are at the core of their kids’ pathway to recovery.

why we use the invitation to change approach

Using this approach as intended, parents find

more peace, less drama

Less fighting, friction, and drama in the home and relationships

better health

Parents get healthier, regardless of their child’s behavior

strategies for change

Parents become strategic vs. reactive to their child's behavior

balance and control

An evidence-based alternative to tough love that still includes healthy boundaries, self-care, and natural consequences

* Roozen HG, de Waart R, van der Kroft P. Community reinforcement and family training: an effective option to engage treatment-resistant substance-abusing individuals in treatment. Addiction. 2010 Oct;105(10):1729-38. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03016.x. Erratum in: Addiction. 2010 Nov;105(11):2040. PMID: 20626372.