26. When Teens Aren't Ready For Change w/ Dr. Wiplove Lamba

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In this episode, I speak with addiction psychiatrist Dr. Wiplove Lamba addiction psychiatrist.  Dr. Lamba is back to talk about Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), a treatment that he uses in his work with family members and loved ones.  He shares a communication framework and ‘behind the scenes’ strategies to use when teens are not yet ready for change.

Resources Mentioned In The Episode

Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening by Robert Meyers and Brenda Wolfe

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath

Podcast episode: Navigating Bedtime and Electronics with Your Teen

Podcast episode: 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready to Change Anything Yet)

Guest Bio

Wiplove Lamba is Toronto trained addiction psychiatrist who primarily works with people who use drugs. He completed the education scholars program in 2020 and has an interest in the overlap of substance use, chronic pain, and trauma.  He believes that working with people who use drugs can be a general medical skill and is currently leading the development of the substance use service at Sinai Health System. 


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Music by Micheal Lerner  


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