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Join us in Tempe for the exciting opportunity to learn from our keynote speaker, Robert Meyers, as he explains how Concerned Significant Others can support a Loved One with an addiction using CRAFT model (Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training), a significant component of SMART’s Family & Friends program. This year’s conference agenda also includes […]
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Over the 23+ years I enjoyed working for SMART Recovery, in my mind, one of the most obvious blessings to SMART Recovery was the amazing collection of volunteers we have working around the world to bring the 4-Point Program® and tools to those seeking help with addictions.  Every day I was in communication with our […]
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The fourth point of the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program(sm), to “balance momentary and enduring satisfactions,” is perhaps the least discussed of the four points. In this article, I will outline the crucial role this point (also known as “lifestyle balance”) plays in recovery. Lifestyle balance is critical for relapse prevention. Individuals whose lives are filled […]
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By Philip Tate, Ph.D. Do you really need what you want? Will the ‘want’ make you happy? Or happier? Using REBT may help you answer those inner-voice questions. People sometimes believe they must have what they want. When you do, you create a disturbance that hinders you. You may get anxious in anticipation of failure. […]
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There is an unfortunate reality in life, sometimes you don’t feel good. This is not “news” to anyone reading this . . . you may even be having a bad day right now! In these moments, do you have the impulse to use a substance to change how you feel? Or engage in some other […]

The post Don’t Feed the Tigers!: Facing Your Feelings appeared first on SMART Recovery.

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Northfield Bank Foundation supports community self-empowerment by Anne DeMarzo, Staten Island Family & Friends Facilitator Who is more sure of what the public wants than an advertising sales manager? This past October, as a SMART Recovery volunteer at a local health fair, I was sought out specifically. I knew this because when I returned to […]

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I can still remember the day I first learned about SMART Recovery. It was two years ago in a major city in Southeast Asia. The room was dark and dirty from the fallout of my addictive behavior – filled with just a smelly old couch and a dingy blanket. I was obsessively flicking through my […]

The post SMART Recovery at Hope Rehab Thailand appeared first on SMART Recovery.

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