If you are one of the millions of people with a loved one abusing drugs or alcohol, you finally have a place to call home…

Video Modules

Videos instruct you on how to respond to your Loved One's substance use

Easy-to-digest E-Learning Modules

Videos based on CRAFT make it easy to learn the skill of motivating your Loved One to take action


Reduce isolation and find support through the AIR community

Learn how others are coping and resolving problems

Connect with other members via confidential email

Critical Answers

Ask questions, read what others are saying, and get expert feedback

Discussion moderated by experts

Apply lessons to your situation, reduce isolation, and gain new insight


Treatment can be confusing. Experienced advice is critical

Ask questions of treatment experts

Search for the right treatment provider for your loved one and get expert advice

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a calm place to relax, reflect, & journal privately

Reduce Caregiver Stress

The AIR Sanctuary is filled with music, art, and affirmations specific to the plight of family members

Key Observations

Build a confidential dossier of key information about you and your Loved One

Understand habits & attitudes

Build awareness, create new habits, & change behavior

Track Progress

Graph & understand your patterns of worry, stress, & hopefulness

Chart your development

Helpful graphs show you your progress as you move through the AIR program

Vital Resources

AIR's hand-picked list of sites, organizations, & other valuable resources

Support your self-care & Loved One's Recovery

With AIR’s exclusive, ever-growing supplement of digital resources


  • The goal of Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is to reduce substance use, get your Loved One into treatment, & improve your well-being

  • CRAFT is proven to work with adolescents, all drinking & drug problems, & individuals from diverse cultures

  • Research shows that with the CRAFT method use is reduced by 50%, two-thirds of individuals seek treatment, & caregivers experience less stress, depression, & anger

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What Do AIR Community Members Have to Say?

Allies in Recovery gave me a framework for staying calm, focused and keeping my eyes on the prize—my daughter’s long term sobriety. It worked without coercion, blame or alienation. In fact, the more I accepted the positive in her, the better I felt about myself.
An AIR Member
It is excellent. I’m particularly impressed with how professional and creative you’ve made it. Even the artwork is wonderful. But most of all, your passion, compassion, competence and love for the visitor…is abundantly clear. I think your site will be very helpful for the families of those struggling with substance abuse. I personally found it educational and inspiring.
An AIR Member, Berkely Research
You guys went to work with me on everything with the ultimate goal of maintaining the family unit. You taught me how to give positive feedback, how and when to withdraw, when to disengage how to temper my anger so that we didn’t do ‘the same old stuff.’
An AIR Member


Who We Are

AIR ends substance abuse in families by providing a way for the family to change the conversation about addiction. We use CRAFT, a proven approach that helps the family unblock and advance the relationship towards sobriety and recovery and to engage a loved one into treatment. AIR creates an informed family that can interact strategically and make educated choices to end substance abuse. Individuals with an addiction problem deserve a living environment where substance abuse is understood and recovery is fostered. Families deserve the education, tools, and support necessary to help create that environment. AIR is life changing, transformative, and fills a huge gap. It saves families tremendous heartache.

<strong>Dominique Simon-Levine, PhD</strong>
Dominique Simon-Levine, PhD
Dominique launched AIR in 2003. Her work has been featured on HBO and NPR. She is a facilitator and a trained speaker on issues of addiction and the family. She has worked extensively developing and evaluating federally-funded substance abuse programs for organizations and clinics throughout Massachusetts and New York. With an interest in recovery and substance abuse that spans 20 years, she sees a huge need to help families develop the skills to help a loved one recover fully in a supportive, whole, and lasting way in their families and in their communities. Her mission is to have AIR fill that gap.
<strong>Dr. David Scherer</strong>
Dr. David SchererPhD
David is a clinical psychologist whose work with troubled adolescents has contributed to the knowledge on best practices for treating adolescents with psychological problems. Dr. Scherer is widely published. He has been actively involved in CRAFT clinical trials and in providing therapeutic interventions for and training psychotherapists to work with children, adolescents, and families. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 
<strong>Jeanine Bedard</strong>
Jeanine BedardMA
Jeanine is AIR’s Treatment Resource Specialist. She developed AIR’s methodology for identifying substance abuse treatment and matching it to the needs of a family’s Loved One. Bedard has studied treatment systems throughout the United States and abroad, and has worked extensively with families to help them understand treatment systems and to facilitate program admissions.
<strong>Michelle Aldredge</strong>
Michelle AldredgeContent Specialist
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<strong>Ava Gips</strong>
Ava GipsContent Specialist
Ada has a degree in Transpersonal Psychology, which is an integration of Eastern philosophy with Western psychology. She is a tutor, counselor, and personal coach, with an abiding interest in how stress and trauma stop us from thinking clearly and acting effectively and compassionately.
<strong>Amy Grossman</strong>, MBA
Amy Grossman, MBADevelopment Consultant
Amy provides AIR with strategic planning and implementation guidance. She has extensive leadership experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations focused on social entrepreneurship. She launched and led the school of continuing studies at Brandeis and went on to co-found an online learning company. Prior to that, she was associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Pine Manor College Boston.