Posts Tagged ‘cognitive behavior therapy’

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 [...]

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, [...]

Combatting Depression

A Workshop with Bill Knaus, Ed.D. Friday, June 15, 2012, 6pm edst SMART Recovery® is delighted to announce that on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm, highly renowned psychotherapist and author, Dr. Bill Knaus, Ed.D. will present an exciting new workshop entitled Combatting Depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most widely used psychological method [...]

Is Your Gambling A Problem?

Self-Help for Independence from Problem Gambling and Gambling Addiction By Rich Dowling, MA, LPC, MAC Are you finding yourself asking, “Why do I gamble so much? And how can I stop?” You are not alone. Compulsive gambling and pathological gambling are growing problems in the United States. Casinos, lotteries, and the availability of bookies are [...]

SMART Way To Fight Addiction

We’ve received some excellent press coverage in Durham, North Carolina thanks to John Boren, who runs the SMART Recovery® group there. Congratulations and thanks to John! Here’s a snippet from the article: John Boren started the SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) Recovery group in Durham. It’s part of a national organization that has about 650 [...]

Are You a Loser?

People observe their behavior, and evaluate it in terms of how well they like it. If we did not do this, we would have no way of improving how we act.  When people seek help in therapy, in self-help groups, or by reading self-help books, they are not merely observing and thinking of their behaviors [...]

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