Image of Dr Robert Meyers

Dr Robert Meyers

Welcome, please take a look around...

Dr Robert MeyersDr Robert Meyers

Outstanding CRAFT trainer and author

Dr Robert Meyers, who developed CRAFT in the US as an innovative intervention programme for encouraging resistant substance abusers to enter treatment, has been in the addiction field for 37 years, including 23 years at the University of New Mexico.

He is director of Robert J Meyers PhD & Associates and a Research Associate Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the university’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction.

He has been involved in more than a dozen clinical trials funded by the US National Institutes of Health, including Project Match and the Clinical Trials Network.

Dr Meyers began his work with the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) in 1976 when he helped develop the first CRA outpatient procedures, used in the seminal study on the subject published by Dr Nathan Azrin and colleagues in 1982.

In the late 1990s Dr Meyers helped design and evaluate the adolescent version of CRA (A-CRA).  He also developed the innovative "intervention" program used to engage resistant substance abusers to enter treatment – Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT).

This evidence-based protocol, has been shown to be superior to more traditional interventions in several randomised clinical trials.

His CRAFT work has led Dr Meyers and CRAFT to be one of the 14 featured segments of the Emmy Award-winning HBO Addiction series. He has also been featured in Oprah magazine for his outstanding work using CRA.

Dr Meyers is an internationally known speaker and trainer, having delivered training throughout the US and in 12 other countries. He has trained therapists from six of the world’s seven continents.

He has published more than 100 scientific articles or chapters and co-authored five books and one manual on addiction treatment, including ‘Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening’ and ‘Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment: Working with Family Members’.

Several books are available in Dutch, Finnish, German and Korean.  ‘Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening’, is being published in Dutch, Japanese and Spanish.

Helpline:  0773 871 8253