Tag Archives: Henry Steinberger

Navigating The Road To Recovery

Posted on May 27, 2014

How can you prevent relapse?
Henry Steinberger, Ph.D.

Relapse prevention is essential in recovery from chemical and behavioral addictions. Why? Because addiction has been found to reoccur more often when steps are not taken to cope with the cravings, urges, peer pressures, situational cues, bodily discomforts, neuro-biological changes, and other factors which pave the way for slips and relapses.

Therefore, we regard relapse as a “normal” (though distinctly undesirable) possibility on the road to recovery. When you choose to view a relapse as a mistake, grist for the mill,  a learning opportunity and a discrete single event rather than viewing it as a total failure and as evidence predictive of failures, then your chances for success increase greatly.

“The person who really thinks, learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” – John Dewey

Top 10 relapse prevention strategies

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Support for Family & Friends

Posted on January 7, 2014

Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Reviewed by Henry Steinberger, Ph.D.

Get Your Loved One SoberTo 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 book is about. Getting a loved one into treatment is not the first goal. Arranging for one’s own safety and finding a happier life independent of the drinker’s situation, takes priority. Getting a loved one to moderate, choose sobriety, or go into treatment, are offered as roads to a better relationship.

Still, CRAFT can boast phenomenal success getting people into treatment. An alternative to Al-Anon’s 12-Step tradition and “detachment” recommendations and the Johnson Institute’s confrontational interventions, the CRAFT program is based on non-confrontational behavioral principles like reinforcement. It gives the reader tools and instructions for changing their interactions with their loved ones, which in turn changes the loved one’s behavior. In repeated clinical trials, CRAFT proved twice as likely as the Johnson Intervention and six times as likely as Al-Anon to get loved ones into treatment.

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Recovery Celebration, November 3rd, 2012

Posted on October 31, 2012


Guest Speakers + Online Auction = FUN!

auctionIn celebration of the 14th anniversary of SMART Online, SMART Recovery® is excited to again host its annual fall FUNdraising event, featuring a line-up of outstanding speakers and a fabulous array of auction items donated by SMART Recovery volunteers and participants. Speakers include recovery experts, book authors, professors and therapists. A wide array of recovery topics will be explored throughout the day.

Guest Speakers

Speaker Schedule – November 3, 2012, all times Eastern Daylight

10:00 a.m. – Dr. Henry Steinberger, Six Deep Slow Breaths: Using Mindfulness as an Anchor for Accepting Negative Emotions, Thoughts, Urges and Cravings

11:00 a.m. – Dr. Michael Edelstein,“Addiction, REBT, and Philosophy”

1:00 p.m. – Dr. Bill Knaus, Combating Addictions and Depression

2:00 p.m. – Dr. Robert Meyers, author of Get Your Loved One Sober, Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT)

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Join the Fun! Full Day of Speakers and Online Auction

Posted on October 11, 2011


SMART Recovery® Online Hosts 14th Annual Fall FUNdraiser on November 5th, 2011

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The SMART Recovery Online community is excited to again host its annual fall FUNdraising event, featuring a lineup of outstanding speakers and a fabulous array of auction items donated by SMART Recovery volunteers and participants. Speakers include recovery experts, book authors, professors, therapists, the founding President of SMART Recovery. A wide array of recovery topics will be explored throughout the day.

Fall FUNdraiser

Guest Speakers:
Speaker Schedule – all times Eastern Daylight

8:00 a.m. – Bill White, MA, Author, SMART Recovery® International Advisory Council, The Changing Culture of Recovery in America, hosted by Knittingkris

9:00 a.m. – Dr. Michael Edelstein, clinical psychologist, author of Three Minute Therapy, The REBT Roots of SMART Recovery®, hosted by Dee

10:00 a.m. – Jonathon Von Breton, Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCDP, An Insider’s Guide to the ABCs, hosted by Aeptennislvr

11:00 a.m. – Dr. Henry Steinberger, Psychologist, MSSW, Ph.D., APA-CPP, Acceptance: The ABCs of REBT Version 2.0, hosted by Jib

12 Noon – Bill Knaus, Ed.D., Clinical psychologist, bestselling author of 25 books on practical applications of psychology, including End Procrastination Now, Procrastination & ADD/ADHD, hosted by Ohansen

1:00 p.m. – Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP, SMART Recovery Growth in Australia, the UK and Africa: Compared with the US, hosted by Bill_D

2:00 p.m. – Anne Fletcher, author of Sober for Good and Thin for Life, Many Routes to Recovery, hosted by MomRox

3:00 p.m. – Steve Gumbley, Director of NE Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown U., MA, LCDP, Being a Face in Voice of Recovery, hosted by JvB

4:00 p.m. – Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., internationally known speaker and trainer on CRA/CRAFT, author of Get Your Loved One Sober, CRAFT and Trust Issues, hosted by TwoPutts

5:00 p.m. – Dr. Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP, Being Where You Are and Doing What’s Important, hosted by GJBXVI

6:00 p.m. – Final Auction moments…WHO will win WHAT???

7:00 p.m. – Auction Bidding ends at 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – Telethon - All lines are open for donations at the Central Office Toll free: 866-951-5357

8:00 p.m. – Volunteer Hour and SMART Birthday Celebration Finale! hosted by Kalar

The closing events of the FUNdraiser will be from 6 to 9 p.m. as we close out our online FUNdraising auction of items donated by SMART participants. Many of the donations are hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items and come from a variety of countries. A few of the many items available: handcrafted jewelry, an Australian Didgeridoo, hand-painted travel mugs, autographed books, an autographed Yankees baseball, a vibrant painting, beautiful photography … and more! Slide show preview of auction items . Bidding closes at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a telethon beginning at 7 p.m. and Volunteer Hour and SMART Online Birthday Celebration in the chat room beginning at 8 p.m.

Please Join Us: Our speakers will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery Online’s voice chat rooms, November 5, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT. To access the SMART Room: Register for SMART Recovery Online. If you would like to attend our speaker event, we recommend registering in advance. Once registered, access the SMART Message Board and when logged in, select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – from the blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page. From there, you can select The SMART Room. (Microphones are not required, but sound and a keyboard are necessary to participate in the presentation.) More Info: Registration Accessing the SMART Room

All funds raised during the FUNdraiser are used to keep SMART Recovery Online growing and thriving. Contributions are tax deductible and donors will receive a thank you and an “official” letter for tax deduction purposes at the end of the year.

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