Posts Tagged ‘problem solving’

Holiday Challenges to Addiction Recovery

What’s your plan? December is here and opportunities for urges and cravings seem to be everywhere. SMART volunteers have put their heads together to offer some suggestions to help you navigate this month’s challenges. People who achieve long-term sobriety have three characteristics in common: They make a firm commitment to abstinence. They make lifestyle changes [...]

Accepting the Unacceptable

The Importance of Unconditional Acceptance of Self, Others and Life by Eric Sudler, M.S. Independent of what therapeutic orientation you may follow, you will usually find acceptance or some form of acceptance at the center. Acceptance is a major part of life. Obviously, acceptance is not always an easy pill to swallow. In fact, some [...]

The Flip Side of Fallibility

The Importance of Self Acceptance in Addiction Recovery Dr. Philip Tate, author of Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did An important aspect of accepting yourself is to accept that you are fallible. An outcome of your fallible nature is that you may want something, you may try to get it, [...]

Understanding Fear & Anger

An Anatomy of Emotions Workshop Presenter: Ed Garcia, CSW SMART Recovery® is very pleased to announce that Mr. Edward Garcia, MA, CSW, will continue his series of workshops on The Anatomy of Emotions with the second in the series, Understanding Fear & Anger, which will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in the SMART [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Working Toward Goals for Recovery

Goals are important for everyone. Thinking on and reviewing goals are important both before and after you quit using an addictive substance. What are goals? You can think of goals as being what you want. Generally your goals are happiness and survival. More specifically, you may want a better job or a happier marriage. When [...]

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