Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

Three and a Half Years!

Personal Success “Gentoo” – SMART Recovery Online Meeting Facilitator “I got myself into this, and I wanted concrete, practical, science-based, proven information about how I could get myself out – and for good.” I just celebrated 3.5 years as a non-drinker with SMART Recovery peer support, particularly SMART Recovery Online. I drank heavily for decades. [...]

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: Mindfulness…and More

‘ACT’-ing SMART Integrating ‘ACT’ into SMART Recovery with Dr. Hank Robb Hank Robb, Ph.D., will present a webinar this Saturday (August 31 at 5pm edt) on the topic of mindfulness and other Acceptance Commitment Therapy strategies, and how they can be helpful in addiction recovery. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) ACT offers powerful alternatives for [...]

Managing Your ‘New Life’

Adjusting to a richer, fuller life experience ~Green-In-MI, SMART Recovery Volunteer “Getting used to sober life can be a process of adjusting in a number of ways.” One of the things the SMART community talks about is making changes in your life as part of the process for sustained abstinence from your drug of choice [...]

A Colorful Approach to Addiction Recovery

Creative Arts Therapy A guest post by Joshua Gordon Everyone has a favorite song. Mine is “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes. I feel genuinely happy whenever I hear that song and I’m able to hum it or belt it out (when I’m alone, that is — I don’t like subjecting people to torture). While [...]

Before & After: An Addiction Recovery Metaphor

Those Spooky Old Woods (A True Story) ~Written by ‘fen’, SMART Recovery Volunteer I have been playing in my woods for several weeks now. When I say playing, I mean I am clearing away years of neglect. My woods are seriously overgrown and difficult to walk through. There are scrub trees. There are trees that [...]

Teen & Youth Online Recovery Program

Self-Management for teens and youth Self-Management and Recovery Training for teens and youth is now being offered via the SMART Recovery website. The program includes strategies for dealing with peer pressure, coping with urges, managing emotional upsets, and more. SMART for Teens & Youth Non 12-step based Self-Management means you are in control Provides tools [...]

A Recovery Roadmap

A Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery ~Julie Myers, Psy.D., MSCP Recovery from substance abuse is a process unique to each individual. Despite those who believe otherwise, there is no single “right” path to recovery. Instead, each person has a unique set of challenges and must address those challenges uniquely. This is not to say that [...]

5 Tips to Enjoy a Sober Holiday Season

Addiction recovery during the Holidays by Richard Song The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people new to recovery. The number of challenges to your recovery can be daunting, between family gatherings, parties where alcohol is present, and emotional triggers such as stress and sadness related to past memories. You can build resistance [...]

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Substance Abuse ~Kelly Wilson, PhD, and Troy DuFrene Reviewed by Don Sheeley, SMART Recovery ® Facilitator Saratoga Springs, New York Learning about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) this summer, and using this workbook in particular, helped me deepen my recovery and broaden the foundation of safety and [...]

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