Why The Invitation To Change Approach? An Interview with Dr. Jeff Foote

“With the Invitation to Change Approach, we are working with families to create conditions for change, not creating change or forcing change.”  As families in crisis or with a loved one who is using substances, that’s really hard – you want change to be the thing that happens immediately. However, if you want change to be the thing that happens …

Change is Possible: 10 Evidence-Based Reasons to Have Hope Part 2

Last week, we introduced the first five evidence-based reasons to have hope from Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, This week, we’re sharing the latter five reasons to be hopeful, based on empirical evidence and through the lens of positive communication and positive reinforcement.  6. Different people need different options.  There is no one size fits all …

Change is Possible: 10 Evidence-Based Reasons to Have Hope

Addiction is devastating. It can ruin careers, diminish physical and mental health, destroy relationships, and tear families apart. The power substances have over someone who is using is cunning and inexplicable – leaving those who love a substance user devastated and hopeless, feeling they have exhausted every option.  In honor of National Recovery Month, we want to acknowledge that the …