Archive for the ‘Lifestyle Balance’ Category

Webinar: How to Overcome Addictions in One Lesson

April 12, 2014, 12:00 noon (edt) Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, author of Three Minute Therapy will present “How to Overcome Addictions in One Lesson” on Saturday, April 12 2014 at 12:00 noon edt. This webinar is designed to be helpful for any harmful behavior – drugs, gambling, eating disorders, smoking, self-harm — substance-related or not. […]

Get Involved! Training Scholarships Available!

Make a difference As SMART Recovery enters its 20th year and continues to experience record growth, more and more people are “discovering the power of choice” and are eager to benefit from SMART’s 4-Point Program® to overcome addiction. SMART provides online meetings, a 24/7 chat room, message board forums plus over 1,000 face-to-face meetings worldwide […]

Slipping off the Path of Addiction Recovery

Anatomy of a Relapse ~Josh King, PsyD, Center for Motivation and Change Relapses (and lapses and slips, whatever you want to call a return to old behavior) are frustrating events. Sometimes it feels like you’re (finally!) on the path you want to be on, and then, out of the blue, you fall off of that […]

Goal: Lifestyle Balance

A fulfilling life is the ultimate goal of addiction recovery “SMART’s purpose is to help individuals gain independence from addictive behavior, and in so doing, recover (or develop) a fulfilling life.” As we gain independence from addictive behavior, or help others to do so, we need to remember that there is a greater goal: to […]

Three and a Half Years!

Personal Success “Gentoo” – SMART Recovery Online Meeting Facilitator “I got myself into this, and I wanted concrete, practical, science-based, proven information about how I could get myself out – and for good.” I just celebrated 3.5 years as a non-drinker with SMART Recovery peer support, particularly SMART Recovery Online. I drank heavily for decades. […]

“Powerless No Longer”

Powerless No Longer, by Pete Soderman Reviewed by Bill Abbott, SMART Recovery Facilitator Pete Soderman, a SMART facilitator now living in Mexico, has written an excellent book that is of considerable interest to us all. The topic of recovery is a crowded field, but this book is a story of SMART Recovery, pure and simple. […]

Holding it All Together

Triggers v. Tethers ~ Matt Robert The world of addiction recovery has plenty of negative terms for relapsing and its causes. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a reliable term for the positive stuff we do to keep it together? I’d like to propose introducing a new term into the language of recovery — one […]

Success is a Journey

Why Set Goals? Peter Soderman, SMART Recovery® Facilitator, Mexico Most people understand that the best way to keep your vehicle headed straight on the highway is to focus your eyes on the furthest point you can see, and let your peripheral vision take care of what’s happening close to you. I was taught that simple […]

A Better Way to “Deal” Than Drinking (or Drugging)

Working out can help you sober up Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D. “…one of the more promising and least talked about tools for treating and recovering from addiction is exercise.” My drinking began the way drinking usually begins: as part of teenage havin’ a good time and rebelling against strict parents. I wasn’t one of […]

Webinar: Building Close Relationships in Recovery

“Adventurous Living” Part 2: Intimate Adventures: Close Associations with Ed Garcia, CSW Are you missing a sense of connection with your family and friends? Do you feel like you just can’t seem to get close to anyone? Is something holding you back from forming new friendships and close relationships? Are you in a rut and […]

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