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Right Step Clear Lake Seminar on CRAFT Therapy Draws Addiction Experts

Right Step Clear Lake, a new Right Step outpatient treatment facility in Houston, Texas, will host an international gathering of  addiction experts and authors at a three-day seminar on CRAFT, a highly successful reward system for changing behavior that has been featured on HBO’s award-winning series on addiction.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 – Right Step Clear Lake, a new intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Houston, Texas, is assembling a group of international addiction experts June 23 through 25 for a seminar on Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Noted addiction educator and author Robert Meyers, Ph.D., who invented the CRAFT system, will present key aspects of the program, which has been featured on HBO’s Emmy award-winning series on addiction.

Pioneers in the field of addiction who are attending the event include:

  • Substance abuse and weight management expert Anne Fletcher, author of the New York Times bestseller Sober for Good, Inside Rehab and Thin for Life and a frequent guest on national television shows, such as “The View”;
  • Jayne Payne, Ph.D., featured on “Larry King Live” and author of Abandonment Wounds;
  • Michael Pond, a therapist who details his story of addiction and recovery in The Couch of Willingness; and
  • Steven Farber, M.D., author of Behind the White Coat, As Sick as Our Secrets and Stepping Stones to Success, with Deepak Chopra and Jack Canfield.

The CRAFT system, which teaches family members how to use positive reinforcement to shape behavior, has been proven effective with diverse populations and across various types of family relationships in decreasing substance abuse and getting the user into treatment.

Right Step Clear Lake’s outpatient treatment program draws on a variety of clinically proven methods to address all issues related to alcohol and drug addiction, including codependency, relationship empowerment, anger management, trauma, grief resolution, family of origin issues, relapse prevention and long-term aftercare follow-up. The program also addresses intimacy disorders, relationship and love avoidance, gambling and Internet addiction, as well as co-occurring conditions, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

For information on the event or on Right Step Clear Lake, contact Tammy Samour at trs-clearlake@therightstep.com.

About Robert Meyers, Ph.D.

Dr. Meyers is an internationally known speaker and trainer who has delivered trainings throughout the U.S. and around the world. He has published over 100 scientific articles or chapters and co-authored five books and one manual on addiction treatment, including Get Your Loved One Sober and Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment. Several of his books are also available in Dutch, Finnish, German, Japanese and Korean. Get Your Loved One Sober is currently being published in Dutch, Finnish, Japanese and Spanish.

About Right Step

Right Step is a network of outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment centers in Texas. Since 1990, Right Step has provided compassionate, comprehensive substance abuse treatment at an exceptional value. In recognition of its high-quality programming, breadth and depth of treatment services, and commitment to personalized care, Right Step has earned full accreditation by the Joint Commission. Today, Right Step is the largest, most trusted private chemical dependency treatment provider in the Southwest. For more information about Right Step, call (855) 893-5987 or visit www.rightstep.com.

Right Step is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place, Journey Healing Center, The Sundance Center and Clarity Way. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.

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