• Dr. Meyers will present a three day CRAFT training at the Parents Translational Research Center at the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA from March 28 - 30, 2016. For complete information about the workshop and how to register click here: CRAFT Phila Brochure. Space is limited, so sign up today.

  • Dr. Robert Meyers will present a 2 and ½ day CRAFT training in San Diego, California, from 2/29/16 to 3/2/16(Monday and Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday 9-12). Class size limited to 40. Fee is $450. Completion of this training is the first step toward becoming a certified CRAFT therapist.

    '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 training'.

    William R. Miller, Ph.D. Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry.

    This training is sponsored by Practical Recovery. To register, and for travel information, contact Tom Horvath, at tom.horvath@practicalrecovery(email preferred) or 858-546-1100 x222.

    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:

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    Pictures from the Albuquerque Premiere of the Emmy Award-winning HBO Special