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WORRIED ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S SUBSTANCE USE?

Maybe you've just caught them a few times.
Maybe their use is beginning to concern you. 
Or maybe the use seems out of control, nothing seems to be working, and you feel helpless and scared.

What if there was an empowering intervention model that worked for any stage of use?

 

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is an Evidence-Based Program with a 70% success rate in getting your loved one to reduce use or accept help. 

 

The skills you'll learn will help you build confidence and power to actively influence your child, rebuild relationships and communication, and regain your own equilibrium.

About CRAFT
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WHAT YOU'LL GAIN

* Skills to confidently influence your child to reduce substance use

* Skills to improve communication & relationships

* Skills to improve coping

* Understanding of substances and effects on the developing brain

* Non-confrontational intervention methods

* Empowerment skills

* Peer support

FREE
C.R.A.F.T.
PARENT CLASSES

(Funded by a grant through the

Colorado Behavioral Health Administration)

 

 - Offered via Zoom -​

Now registering for 12 week programs (weekly 1.5 hr. sessions) - 

STARTING:

​Mon. 4/15/24 - 6:30-8 pm (full)

or

Tues. 4/16/24 - 12-1:30 pm MST

(full)

Facilitated by Laura Bressler & Mila Long

Tuesday 4/2  6:30-8pm MT

OR

Wednesdays 4/3 12-1:30pm 

Facilitated by:

Trina Faatz & Mila Long

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PRIVATE
COACHING

Would you prefer to work one-on-one to focus on your specific needs?

Laura, Trina, & Mila each offer private coaching and FREE consultations --

LAURA: offers private parent counseling & coaching, personalized CRAFT work, Brainspotting Trauma Therapy, and Acudetox - a 5 point ear-accupuncture treatment helpful for nervous system regulation, trauma, and detoxification. 

EMAIL for free consultation: 

laurabresslercoaching@gmail.com

MILA: offers Substance abuse Counseling, Brainspotting Trauma Therapy, Peer Recovery Coaching, & Acupuncture Detox.  Mila also offers Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which focuses on Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation skills, Interpersonal effectiveness & Communication, & Distress Tolerance. Mila offers her services to teens, young adults, families AND parents!!

EMAIL for free consultation: recoveryquest.counseling@gmail.com

TRINA: offers parent and family coaching, personalized CRAFT curriculum, Acudetox, and partnership with a Certified Addiction Specialist and Peer Recovery Coach for teens/ and young adults.

EMAIL for free consultation: parentpeerconsulting@gmail.com


(currently offering in-person

and teletherapy)

Individual Coaching
Program Dates/Times

PASSIONATE PARENT COACHES

Trina Faatz,  Laura Bressler, &  Mila Long
We've been there...we can help.

                              

                         Trina is a Certified Peer and Family Specialist and Parent Peer Recovery Coach, and has

                         worked with over 400 families in assisting them with coaching, resources and                           

                         psychoeducation on substance use and opioid use disorder. Her expertise lies in family       

                         and parent coaching and community resources. She is a tireless advocate for child welfare,

                         addiction recovery and prevention, and family wellness.                                   

Trina is passionate about, and is well versed in, the struggles and challenges facing youth and  parents today. Her own daughter struggled with severe substance misuse and opioid addiction, as did several of her friends' teens. Having navigated the system, treatment options, and intervention services, she and her daughter slowly created their own treatment module and rebuilt their family's relationships and trust.  Her daughter is now a widely sought addiction counselor, peer recovery coach and trauma therapist. She and Trina work closely with families through CRAFT struggling with substance misuse. 

Trina has served on the Board of Directors of Natural Highs for the last 6 years, which is a Boulder County teen program of alternative and health lifestyle choices. She also served on the Board of  Directors for Voices for Children/CASA for 13 years and works closely with several school districts and the Parent Engagement Network to provide support to parents, resources and referrals, and education around addiction.

 In 2018 Trina  founded the substance use high school education program, Youth in Recovery.  In 2022 they were the proud recipients of the CO State of the State Youth Mental Health Award. This program brings addiction education and stories of recovery to high school classroom audiences!          

                      

 

                  Laura  is passionate about working with parents to help them to navigate their child's                                               substance use, learn what they can do to impact it, and coach them in the process of helping                               them reduce use, achieve and maintain recovery. She fully understands these struggles, and                                 the toll it takes on a parent and family, as a mom of an adult son in recovery. After struggling                                 for many years, with numerous treatment approaches, including her own engagement in                                       parent coaching, her son found long-term recovery, and is now running a successful sober                                     adventure travel business - Choose Life Sober Adventures. Throughout their harrowing family ordeal, Laura and her husband learned what they could do differently as parents to positively impact and support their son's recovery. Throughout their recovery journey with their son, and wishing she could find more support for themselves, she become passionate about becoming that person to help other families and has now been providing those services to concerned parents for nearly 12 years. Laura earned her Master's in Addiction Studies and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and a Certified Parent Coach. She specializes in working with parents struggling with their child's substance abuse and often co-occurring mental health concerns. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)  and a Master's level trained Brainspotting trauma therapist, and uses trauma therapy to help individuals process and heal from traumas impacting their lives and parenting. She is also a Certified Acudetox Specialist, employing the 5-point ear acupuncture protocol to assist in resolving trauma and to support mental and physical health.

 

In her private practice, Laura's services range from psychoeducation related to substance use, mental health, trauma, and referring to appropriate treatment;  support for parents to develop skills and approaches that can impact a child's recovery; facilitating an understanding and healing of family dynamics and relationships; and trauma therapy to process and heal past wounds that impact today's functioning, including the emotional impact of a loved one's addiction on the parent. She has served for many years on the Board of Directors of Natural Highs in Boulder, and as a member of their team in the community, supporting parent advocacy and substance use/mental health education groups. Laura is passionate about sharing C.R.A.F.T. with families in both groups and in private coaching/counseling sessions.

 

                                   Mila Long is a passionate person in recovery committed to creating health and wellness for

                                   individuals, families, and communities.  Mila is a Substance Abuse Counselor/ Addiction

                                   Specialist, Brainspotting Trauma Therapist, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Counselor, Peer

                                   Recovery Coach, and Acudetox Specialist. She has been working tirelessly in the field of

                                   Substance-abuse Treatment since 2018 and has helped people of all ages and backgrounds. Mila is especially dedicated to her work with teens and parents - As a compassionate, non-judgemental, and knowledgeable clinician, she is only 27 years old and prides herself on being able to connect with young people in a special way. She is an advocate for all, and has great experience navigating the world of Substance abuse, Recovery, and Treatment. 

Mila is also a person with lived experience, having survived a long-lived and challenging struggle with a Substance use disorder, and has been living a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life in recovery for many years now.

Her experience motivated her to help others, and she now runs a successful business / private practice offering her services to teens, young adults, and families/ parents.

Mila has received 2 Community Service awards through Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County Community Services for her role in serving the community. She has been, and continues to, Co-facilitate CRAFT classes with both Laura and Trina for multiple years now.

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About Us
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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don’t have any.”
- Alice Walker, American novelist, poet, activist

Become empowered to have an impact on your child's substance use.
Sign up today for a CRAFT class. 

REGISTER

Space is Limited & Classes Fill Quickly!

Mondays, starting April 15 6:30-8pm MDT (full)
Or
Tuesdays, starting April 16 12-1:30pm MDT (2 spaces left)
Laura Bressler and Mila Long

 

        Tuesdays, starting  April 2nd 6:30-8pm MDT Or 

      Wednesdays, starting April 3rd 12-1:30pm MDT 

Trina Faatz and Mila Long

**When registering, please indicate your
Name 
Address 
Phone number
Email address
Which class you prefer - start date & time
Age of child
Substance(s) you are most concerned about
How you heard about us

All information will remain confidential.

 

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