As clinicians and researchers, we have been fighting to increase understanding and expand evidence-based treatment options for substance users and their families for over 30 years. Our trainings and materials combine this experience with thousands of hours spent working with communities across the country.


Training in The Invitation to Change Approach® connects participants with evidence-based communication, self-care, and behavioral strategies. We provide the following services both as open-registration events and as custom contracted workshops for organizations.

Our professional trainings provide practical, evidence-based skills to those working with loved ones affected by substance use.

This training can be tailored to a wide range of professional audiences, including clinical psychologists, recovery coaches, MDs, social workers, and certified counselors.

Bring a new understanding of substance use into your daily life. This training focuses on tools and concepts that will strengthen your ability to support your loved one through change.

A training in the ITC will equip your team with the skills they need to support community members impacted by substance use. These events can be adapted to meet a wide range of organizational needs.

Currently available as a contracted service only. No open registration events available for 2021.

Bring one of our speakers to your community. Our trainers are available to speak at professional conferences and community events.

We’re currently testing out a new training model for people who are interested in leading an ITC support group in their area. Interested? Learn more here

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Please see our events list for upcoming open trainings.

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CMC:FFC works collaboratively with all types of organizations and individuals to set up events and training programs in our approach.

Groups we have worked with

From state-funded programs to religious groups and first responders, CMC:FFC is able to meet the needs of a wide range of communities. Here are some of the organizations, community groups, and initiatives we’ve worked with in the past.

‘Life changing,’ ‘Wish I would have had this years ago,’ ‘Everyone needs this information,’ ‘Why aren’t more treatment providers offering this for their families.’ These were all comments that came up after the training. This stuff works! It really does. And it brings families together rather than pulling them farther apart. As a family recovery coach, I am so excited to bring this to more and more parents who truly want to do things differently.

Pam L.

Director , Thrive! Family Support

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CMC:FFC works collaboratively with all types of organizations and individuals to set up events and training programs in our approach. Contact us below to learn more.