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Love Protocols for Addiction Treatment Support SMART | 0 comments Anne Giles posted the following at www.annegiles.com on September 8, 2017. Though not necessarily a SMART concept, the idea could be an interesting topic to broach at a SMART meeting. Further references are provided on the Giles page. She writes: Given that humans and their brains have […]

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by Sam Lester aka Sam29, Onsite and Online Trainer; SMART Volunteer I just returned from an Onsite Facilitator’s Training I conducted in Fort Yukon, Alaska on behalf of SMART Recovery. When I started out on my flight I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was a little nervous as I didn’t know much about the […]

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5 Tips For Avoiding Drinking  By Dr. Reid Hester, Director of Research at CheckUp & Choices It’s that time of year: office parties, holiday invites and celebrations with plenty of opportunities to drink, and drink heavily. Pile on the pressure of purchasing presents, dealing with difficult family members, and stressful travel schedules; it’s no wonder […]

The post ✥Special Edition✥ Unavoidable Holiday Celebrations appeared first on SMART Recovery.

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With harmful addiction a serious problem among incarcerated individuals, SMART Recovery meetings have been held in prisons since our very beginnings. We adapted SMART specifically for correctional facilities with the introduction of our InsideOut program in 2002. The National Institute on Drug Abuse contributed $1 million in grants to this effort. Today, meetings based on […]

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How to Escape the Trap with Michael Edelstein, Ph.D. Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:00 PM EST   Self-esteem is often described as a key to personal success and fulfillment. We are thrilled that Dr. Michael Edelstein will join us to talk about this core, but often misunderstood, topic which has particular relevance for those with […]

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How SMART Works Well in African American Communities Where a Spiritual Orientation Suggests Only 12-Step Programs Are Suitable By Barry Grant, Ph.D. SMART Recovery was recently questioned about the need for recovery support meetings based on a program other than the 12-step model within African American communities. The 12-step’s spiritual approach was touted as the […]

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5 reasons to use the CheckUp & Choices online resource along with SMART Recovery by Dr. Reid Hester   CheckUp & Choices is an evidence-based, online program that supports individuals looking to make changes to their drinking or drug use. SMART Recovery collaborated with CheckUp & Choices in a clinical trial that proved participating in […]

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By Charles A., former SMART Recovery Facilitator The focus of this article is to learn to recognize common ways of thinking that lead to emotional upsets and, as a result, unwanted behaviors… such as addiction. Once you are aware of what constitutes unhelpful thinking, it becomes easier to recognize when these thoughts occur and work […]

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Repost from Peter G. Dodge Foundation Heavy drinkers given 11 minutes of mindfulness training drank less over the week following training than others in the same study who were taught relaxation techniques. “We found that a very brief, simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can be seen quite quickly,” […]

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Unexpected benefits of recovery (part 2) There have been many unexpected benefits of my recovery. The most important of these has been the unconditional love and support of my family. Many months after I stopped drinking,  I received a gift and the letter below from my daughter. The gift that she refers to still hangs in […]

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