Archive for February, 2011

Tom Larkin on ‘Right Here Right Now’

Tom Larkin, a licensed psychologist and SMART Recovery® Facilitator, speaks with Mara Dolan about addiction and SMART Recovery®. Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan Guest: Tom Larkin from Mara Dolan on Vimeo.

Supporting Recovery Without Enabling

In Epidemics, Hippocrates said, “Make a habit of two things–to help, or at least to do no harm.” How can we apply that idea to helping family and friends with addictions? When we care about individuals who are trying to overcome addictions, we often face dilemmas in how best to help them. For instance, if [...]

Are You a Loser?

People observe their behavior, and evaluate it in terms of how well they like it. If we did not do this, we would have no way of improving how we act.  When people seek help in therapy, in self-help groups, or by reading self-help books, they are not merely observing and thinking of their behaviors [...]

Working Toward Goals for Recovery

Goals are important for everyone. Thinking on and reviewing goals are important both before and after you quit using an addictive substance. What are goals? You can think of goals as being what you want. Generally your goals are happiness and survival. More specifically, you may want a better job or a happier marriage. When [...]

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