Archive for the ‘Managing Thoughts’ 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. […]

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 […]

Avoid the Rating Game

Self-worth Is Not a Variable Peter Soderman, SMART Recovery® Facilitator, Mexico Even more important to our emotional health than the language we use to describe everyday situations are the terms we use to characterize the most important person in our lives — ourselves. Every single day we use words like jerk, dope, fool, moron, and […]

Webinar: Mindfulness…and More

‘ACT’-ing SMART Integrating ‘ACT’ into SMART Recovery with Dr. Hank Robb Hank Robb, Ph.D., will present a webinar this Saturday (August 31 at 5pm edt) on the topic of mindfulness and other Acceptance Commitment Therapy strategies, and how they can be helpful in addiction recovery. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) ACT offers powerful alternatives for […]

The Driving Force Behind Behind Addictive Behaviors

The Heart Of Addiction ~Lance M. Dodes, M.D. Reviewed by “Deltafox”, SMART Recovery ® Online Participant Dodes’ book, The Heart of Addiction, is very compatible with the SMART program and the psychological writings of Dr. Ellis and REBT. Dodes emphasizes the role our beliefs play in addictions. His emphasis is on discovering the driving force […]

Webinar: “Adventurous Living” Presented by Ed Garcia

“Adventurous Living” Part 1: The Adventurous Person: Emotions and Challenges With Ed Garcia, CSW Friday, July 26, 2013, 8pm EDT Ed Garcia joins SMART Recovery to present, “Adventurous Living” on Friday July 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT. Are you living your life on autopilot? Wondering when something exciting is going to happen? Mr. Garcia […]

Scientifically Supported Recovery

Clinical Trial of SMART Recovery’s Effectiveness There have been many success stories during the 19-year history of SMART Recovery. The most recent of these is scientific evidence that supports SMART’s effectiveness in dealing with alcohol problems. Like AA, SMART Recovery provides free mutual help for anyone desiring to abstain from alcohol. However, SMART Recovery’s approach, […]

A Concrete Action Tool for Addiction Recovery

SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS) – Part II Julie Myers, Psy.D. and Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. In our previous blog post and in our recent podcast , we highlighted some of the important functions that the SRAS checklist can serve and ways that it can be used in the recovery process. In this post, we would […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Addiction Recovery

The SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS) – Part I Julie Myers, Psy.D. and Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. In our recent podcast, we discussed the development of the SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS) checklist and some of the ways Dr. Meichenbaum views checklists as part of the recovery process. The ideas presented in that podcast were valuable […]

Did SMART Get Me Sober? No — I Did That!

Reflections of a Relapser, Now Two Years Sober (Again) ~Sara Suman, LMSW, SMART Recovery Volunteer My second two year anniversary (I do like to passively count sober time) came and went last week. This isn’t my first rodeo either. This is my second time achieving two years sober, and my third time achieving one year+. […]

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