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The Invitation to Change: A Short Guide is a practical guide to the 9 core topics of the Invitation to Change Approach, the helping approach at the core of everything we do.

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About ITC Groups

ITC Community Groups are designed for people who care about someone struggling with substance use. These support groups give you space to express your thoughts, feelings, and struggles as you try to help your loved one, while actively teaching you ITC skills that we hope can improve your situation with your loved one who is struggling with substances(or other compulsive behaviors). This includes tools for understanding, communicating, and creating an environment that is supportive of change—all while making time for practice and self-compassion for group members.

What is the ITC?

The Invitation to Change is our “science and kindness” approach, using evidence-based methods that have been shown—in studies with real families—to be effective at helping people change. ITC groups are an alternative to support groups like Al-Anon, which are helpful to many families, but are not evidence-based. 


If you are interested in attending an ITC Group, check out our directory below. Groups are led by mental health professionals or community members who have completed our Level I Certification. Group leaders are not employed by CMC:FFC.

Already running a group and want to be listed? Please contact Elliot Foote, our Program Manager at [email protected].

Interested in starting a group? Visit the Community Groups page.