PAWS: Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome by Bill Abbott & Suzy W., SMART Recovery Meeting Facilitators Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is something that perhaps unfortunately, we haven’t discussed much in SMART Recovery®. It is a not yet widely known problematic syndrome (syndrome is a medical term which describes a grouping of varying symptoms) of addiction recovery. [...]
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Motivation For Self-Change Pete Soderman, SMART Recovery® Facilitator Three-quarters of us who have abused or were dependent upon a substance or activity have either self-remitted or moderated to non-abusive levels, either completely on our own, or with minimal help. That we have done so without formal treatment or self-help programs has been well-established by the [...]
National Drug Facts Week, January 27 – February 2, 2014 By joining forces and bringing young adults and scientific experts together with a common goal, National Drug Facts Week aims to shatter the myths that surround teen drug use and underage drinking, and provides an invaluable opportunity for youth to find out the true facts. [...]
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, [...]
Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse, Saturday, April 28, 2012 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, to be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Data Shows that Friends and Family Are A Primary Source of Abused Painkillers From the White House Office of National [...]
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 [...]
Tom Larkin, a licensed psychologist and SMART Recovery® Facilitator, speaks with Mara Dolan about addiction and SMART Recovery®. Right Here, Right Now with Mara Dolan Guest: Tom Larkin from Mara Dolan on Vimeo.