It’s Here! New Edition of the SMART Handbook

Posted on April 16, 2013

3rd Edition now available

SMART Handbook 3rd Edition

This newest edition of the SMART Recovery Handbook (for participants) is the culmination of many months of in-depth review and revision work by a dedicated team of volunteers. It provides additional tools, exercises and strategies to help people recover from their addictive behaviors. It features:

    •New content – new program tools and strategies,
    •Simplified writing style to improve readability,
    •Worksheets compiled in the appendix for easy use.

Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery, calls this new edition of the Handbook, a “quantum leap” in providing techniques and tools for recovery. “The Handbook has been transformed and is really a pleasure to read.”

The 3rd edition is easy-to-read and offers tools and techniques to help people abstain from their addictive behaviors using SMART’s 4-Point Program®:

    1) building and maintaining motivation;
    2) coping with urges;
    3) managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and
    4) living a balanced life.

Rosemary Almond, Editor and head of the revision work done by the Handbook Team, believes that this new Handbook will introduce SMART to new audiences and help people to recover and lead healthy, balanced lives. “The addition of a handy section of worksheets in the appendix allows readers to find the worksheets and easily make copies to use as part of their daily recovery routine.”

SMART Recovery Handbooks are available through SMART’s online bookstore.

SMART Recovery, founded in 1994, bases its programs on scientific approaches to addiction recovery, and empowers its users to achieve abstinence goals. Operated almost entirely by volunteers, SMART sells its publications at a nominal cost to help support the organization.

2 thoughts on “It’s Here! New Edition of the SMART Handbook

  1. Wakil H.

    I am looking forward to bringing the SMART recovery program to Roxbury, Mattapan, Dorchester areas as a facilitator. I am currently enrolled in the UMass substance abuse counseloring program.

    I currently attend the Mass General Hospital meeting on thursday evenings at 5:30pm.

    Thank you for any assistance in this endeavor
    Wakil R. Hakim

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