Archive for the ‘Family & Friends’ Category

Rational Alternative to “Tough Love”

SMART Tools Help Families & Friends Cope with a Loved One’s Addiction ~Kathy Lang, SMART Recovery Online Facilitator “People used to tell me I was enabling my adult son…..and, not helping my own sanity and/or serenity. With the SMART tools and the support of F&F, I’ve changed that, and am able to let him experience […]

Help for Families: “Beyond Addiction”

How Science and Kindness Help People Change Roxanne A., SMART Recovery Meeting Facilitator “Things get better with CRAFT. Families feel better, substance use often decreases, and people with substance problems usually enter treatment when a family member uses CRAFT.” ~Beyond Addiction There is a much better option for families than using “tough love” with a […]

Support for Family & Friends

Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening Reviewed 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 […]

Self-Empowered Addiction Recovery

I have learned that I do have choices, I can change! Leigh Proctor, SMART Recovery UK volunteer View on youtube Leigh is a dedicated and passionate volunteer facilitator for SMART Recovery UK. Says another UK Volunteer: “Leigh is totally selfless and very loved by all whose path she crosses. If Leigh says she is going […]

Webinar: Help for Family & Friends

Dr. Robert J. Meyers, Creator of CRAFT and author of Get Your Loved One Sober Wednesday July 31 2013, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT SMART Recovery and Dr. Meyers are pleased to offer information and support to the family and friends of those with addictive issues. It is possible for family and friends to […]

SMART: A Community of Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Month Join the Volunteer Team and Pay it Forward SMART Recovery celebrates Volunteer Month in April of each year, as a way to recognize the efforts of its many dedicated volunteers. SMART is a “volunteer organization” and the robust growth in meetings during the past year is a direct result of the enthusiastic […]

Dealing With Adversity

Can You Still Be Happy? by Mary Russell, M.S. Bad things happen – there’s no way around it. Jobs are lost, relationships end, hearts are broken, people fall ill. Traditionally, REBT would encourage us to examine how we’re thinking about these situations. When we label things [in not so many words] as catastrophic we inevitably […]

Webinar: “Inside Rehab” with Anne Fletcher

February 22, 2013, 7pm EST Anne Fletcher is a trusted New York Times bestselling health and medical writer who is known for her skill at weaving together personal experiences with thoroughly researched, cutting edge information about health issues.  Anne has appeared on NPR,  CNN, and many commercial television “talk news” shows.   Her bestselling book Sober for Good […]

Addiction Rehab – An Inside Look

Practical information about addiction treatment and recovery ~ Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D. “Consumers have a right to know what goes on in our addiction treatment system.” For a long time, I’ve been fascinated with how people who have substance abuse problems achieve sobriety. Having written a series of books about people who lost weight […]

Three Addiction Treatment Myths

What Is the Best Alcohol Treatment? ~A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP There are three myths about alcohol treatment, according to some of the foremost researchers in the area, led by psychologist William R. Miller (Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches: Effective Alternatives, 3rd edition, edited by Hester & Miller, published in 2003 by Allyn & Bacon). […]

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