CMC is delighted to have partnered with Bountiful Films and Magnify Digital on a first-of-its-kind online resource based on the 20 Minute Guide, CRAFT and motivational strategies. Addiction. The Next Step is a website and an Interactive Guide built with financial support from the Telus Fund. The Interactive Guide enables visitors to define their own journey through videos, tips, and other tools designed to teach concerned family members how to communicate in a manner that motivates their loved one toward change, while reducing family fear and stress. The Interactive Guide will offer a range of scenarios that represent the issues families face when dealing with a substance use problem. Drs. Jeff Foote and Carrie Wilkens, co-founders of the Center for Motivation and Change, will deliver advice and practical tools to support your efforts toward changing the dynamics of your home and family. The Interactive Guide will be launching in January 2016. If you sign up for our newsletter we will remind you! The Interactive Guide will be a free program that can be used at your convenience as you need it.
CMC is proud to share the good news that Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, co-authored by Drs. Foote, Wilkens and Kosanke just won the Books for a Better Life Award in the Relationship category. Since its inception in 1996, the Books for a Better Life Awards has recognized more than 700 self-improvement authors and raised more than $2.1 million for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s NYC – Southern New York Chapter that provides comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS. The Awards recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives.
Since its inception in 1996, Books for a Better Life has honored more than 600 authors and has now raised more than $1.9 million to speed our progress toward achieving a world free of MS. There were more than 500 submissions in ten categories.
Beyond Addiction has also been awarded the College on Drug Dependence (CPDD) 2015 Media Award. This award is given to an individual who or to an organization that has made major contributions through the media that have enhanced the public understanding of scientific issues concerning drug use disorders. We are honored to accept this award later this Spring.