When it comes to alcohol and drugs, lecturing often falls on deaf ears. Trying to yell at and punish your child may work in the short term, but likely won’t have a lasting impact. Others will advise you to use “tough love” or to detach completely and let consequences pile up so that your child will hit “rock bottom.” Research tells us that there is another, more effective approach. Community Reinforcement and Family Training, or CRAFT, combines communication and behavior management skills along with self-care to really make a difference. Learn more about CRAFT through our video series here.