People can accomplish amazing things when they feel loved. I address a listener question, “Episode 15 had great tips on recognizing addiction, but once you recognize it, how do you talk to a loved one about your concerns?” CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training, has a 70% success rate for encouraging a loved one with addiction into treatment. What’s unique about my family coaching is that the family learns more effective approaches towards addiction.  With a little help, family can influence their loved one to move forward in a positive direction. Here are 7 tips to better communication, along with an easy acronym (PIUS) to help you remember. If you’re concerned about a loved one who uses substances, and if the advice you’re getting just isn’t working, feel free to contact me.  I’ll help you learn a more compassionate approach proven to be most effective, and together we can start to save your family from addiction.