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.
Archive for February, 2011
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Book Review by Henry Steinberger, Ph.D. To help people seeking sobriety for their loved ones, Get Your Loved One Sober offers a revolutionary program: The Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) intervention. The subtitle, Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening more aptly describes what this book is about. Getting a loved one into treatment [...]
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 [...]
As we gain independence from addictive behavior, or help others to do so, we need to remember that there is a greater goal: to live a good life. Recovery from addictive behavior sets the stage for the recovery of satisfactions and pleasures that were not possible while still engaged in addictive behavior. The fourth point [...]