Families Choose Empathy Over ‘Tough Love’ To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids

Bea and Doug Duncan outside their home in Natick, Mass. The coaching they got from the Community Reinforcement and Family Training program, they say, gave them tools to help their son Jeff stick to his recovery from drug use. He

Families are starting to adopt an approach that stresses compassion instead of harsh consequences for loved ones with addiction. Their goal? Keep them alive long enough to recover.

(Image credit: Robin Lubbbock/WBUR)

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