Posts Tagged ‘alcoholism’

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself!

by Margaret Speer, SMART Recovery meeting participant I believe in self-empowerment and the power of choice. I successfully used these techniques to remain mindful and sober. I’ve improved my confidence, self-acceptance, and increased my independent positive decisions. I lived my life too long and blind to the power I hold within myself. Sobriety through self-empowerment [...]

But I’m Not an “Alcoholic!”

Labels Get in the Way of Making Values-based Choices ~Sara Suman, LMSW, SMART Recovery Volunteer “But I’m not an alcoholic!” I cannot count the number of times have I heard this statement. I’ve said it to myself numerous times over the years. I’ve heard it from newbies at SMART Recovery meetings, and I hear it [...]

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). [...]

The Brain That Changes Itself

Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge, M.D. Patrick Garnett, SMART Recovery® Volunteer Facilitator & Regional Coordinator (IL) If you are new to recovery you have probably wondered, is it really possible to change? In “The Brain That Changes Itself,” we learn the answer is a resounding yes. Dr. [...]

Our Psychological Landscape

Hank Robb, Ph.D. speaks on Our Psychological Landscape. “As humans we have the opportunity to live our lives as best we can, to choose the directions we go, to be where we are, to do what’s important.” Our Psychological Landscape from SMART Recovery® on Vimeo. When traveling, it is nice to have a map of [...]

Tom Larkin on ‘Right Here Right Now’

Tom Larkin, a licensed psychologist and SMART Recovery® Facilitator, speaks with Mara Dolan about addiction and SMART Recovery®. Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan Guest: Tom Larkin from Mara Dolan on Vimeo.

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