Posts Tagged ‘Family & Friends’

5 Tips for Building a Strong Support Network

How to help your potential support system really be helpful ~Josh King, PsyD, Center for Motivation and Change Many people start using substances (often as teens) as a way to engage socially.  The reality is that almost all substances with abuse potential initially have a “social lubrication” effect (i.e., they are dis-inhibiting, relaxing, anxiety-reducing, buffers [...]

Webinar: Beyond Addiction

“How Science and Kindness Help People Change” with Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., Center for Motivation and Change “[We want to] change the conversation, from the language of stigma to the language of growth; from defects to strengths, from shame to pride and an open heart; from punishment and confrontation to an invitation to truly change. And [...]

Power of Positive Reinforcement

A note on “enabling” vs. positive reinforcement ~Jeffrey Foote, PsyD, Center for Motivation and Change “Caring about and staying connected in a helping way with someone dealing with substances is not only helpful, it’s one of the most powerful motivators for change.” If you are a partner, parent, or child of someone struggling with substance [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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). [...]

SMART Recovery Handbook for Family & Friends

SMART Recovery for People Affected by the Addictive Behavior of a Loved One As anyone who has lived with the addiction of a loved one knows, the impact of addiction on other family members can be substantial, even severe. Family members, often overwhelmed by confusion, shame, guilt, fear or other powerful emotions, may have little [...]

When a Loved One is Addicted

How Family & Friends Can Help Practical Recovery Can people get addicted to alcohol? Yes. But as a spouse, you can help your husband cut back on his drinking. In fact, the suggestions outlined below could be used to help anyone stop or cut back on… ANY addictive behavior! But to keep it simple, we [...]

Introducing SMART Recovery® Podcasts

SMART Recovery® is pleased to announce that podcasts of special events are now available for listening online. Recently added: Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., “Support For A Loved One With Addiction”Dr. Meyers speaks to the SMART community about an effective approach for influencing a loved one with addiction to seek treatment. Dr. Meyers is co-author of [...]

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