Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is a comprehensive evidence-based approach to working with people who have problems due to their use of alcohol or other drugs. It has the disarmingly simple goal of making a sober lifestyle more rewarding than the use of substances.

CRA uses a wide variety of behavioural interventions to help replace their alcohol or other drug use with more positive and rewarding behaviours that are linked to the person’s life goals.

Training in CRA can be linked to an accreditation process that results in successful candidates gaining an internationally recognised qualification as a CRA Therapist.

The basic training in CRA consists of a three-day course which will equip workers with the skills to practice the approach.

Training courses can be delivered for teams for a fixed cost and agencies can offset their costs of hosting training by offering places on the training course to staff from other services.