SAMHSA has introduced the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders Family Education Videos, which are intended to educate family members of those in recovery about substance use disorders.
The videos include interviews of people in recovery and their loved ones and provide key information for those supporting people in treatment and recovery. They were made to be used with the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders series.
There are three sets of videos:
- "Families in Recovery" presents ways family members can support loved ones during treatment and early recovery.
- "Triggers and Cravings" introduces information about the concept of the disease of addiction, the changes to the brain of a person who abuses substances, and the physical and psychological reactions that occur when substance abuse stops.
- "Roadmap for Recovery" presents the four stages of recovery—withdrawal, early abstinence, protracted abstinence, and adjustment and resolution.
The videos are available to view here.