Archive for September, 2011

New Publication Available For Group Therapists

Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders from a SMART Recovery Perspective: A Manual for Group Therapists by Dawn Adamson, RN, CPMHN(c), CARN, and A.G. Ahmed, MD, FRCPC This new publication was developed in the forensic unit at Brockville Mental Health Centre, a division of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. “A significant percentage of individuals within the [...]

Participants Wanted For Scientific Study

Study To Determine Effectiveness Of “Overcoming Addictions” (Web-Based Program) Download: Printable Flyer SMART Recovery has been working with Reid K. Hester, Ph.D. Director, Research Division, Behavior Therapy Associates, LLP, to create a new web-based program: “Overcoming Addictions”. We are now seeking new (one month or less) SMART Recovery participants to enroll in the clinical trial [...]

White House Rep To Speak At SMART Conference

Peter Gaumond Chief of the White House Recovery Branch, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) SMART Recovery® (SMART) is pleased to announce that Peter Gaumond, Chief, Recovery Branch, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will be a guest speaker at the SMART Annual Conference, October 7-9, 2011. The Recovery Branch of the ONDCP [...]

What We Can Learn, We Can Unlearn

Neuroplasticity And Addiction Recovery Peter Soderman, SMART Recovery® Facilitator, Mexico Our brains have the ability to rewire themselves, changing structurally and functionally, in response to changes in our environment and our experiences. For most of the twentieth century, the general consensus among neuroscientists was that the brain was relatively fixed and immutable after a certain [...]

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