• Please answer a few questions to see if you may be eligible to participate in the training program. If you do not wish to answer the questions at this time, please fill out the contact form below and someone will contact you with more information.

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Free Training Program for Parents

If you are a parent or know a parent/guardian of a young adult aged 18-25 years who:

  • is concerned about the well-being and safety of your son or daughter who is drinking or using other drugs;
  • feels frustrated about not being able to stop your son or daughter’s substance use or convince him/her to get help;
  • lives from crisis to crisis since noticing your son or daughter’s substance use; and/or
  • wants to get some relief from the strain the relationship is causing;

Our research study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, may be able to help you get control of the situation and get the help you need for you and your son or daughter.

You may be eligible for this study if:

  • you are the parent, guardian or caretaker of a young adult (age 18 – 25) who is using substances and is not willing to get help,
  • interactions have created frequent conflict and a strain on your relationship,
  • you have tried to get your child to stop using and nothing has worked, and
  • your child is not currently in treatment for his or her substance use.

If eligible for this study you could:

  • Gain access to an online training program
  • Receive FREE individual phone sessions with a CRAFT* coach
  • Improve your relationship with your young adult
  • Make positive changes in your life

All training is provided absolutely free of charge and is confidential. You will be compensated for completing research-related questionnaires.

Contact us for more information:

*CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy)

The Family Training Program is a part of the Treatment Research Institute’s Parents Translational Research Center (PTRC), funded in 2010 by NIDA and one of the first translational research centers of its kind devoted to research and development of practical tools for parents and other caregivers confronting issues of drug or alcohol use in their teenagers and young adult children. Learn more about research-based tools developed by the PTRC here.