How to Help a Loved One Find Addiction Recovery

Posted by - July 18, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteAlternatives for Family & Friends-Roxanne A., SMART Recovery® Facilitator Chances are you were never taught how to manage a relationship with someone who is struggling with a substance abuse problem. You may find that without the necessary skills, your role as a family member or friend of someone

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SMART Conference 2017 “Rising Strong”

Posted by - July 11, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteJoin us September 22-24 in Ft. Lauderdaleby Bill Greer, SMART Board Member We are looking forward to seeing you in sunny Florida at #SMARTcon2017 as we celebrate National Recovery Month. Under the theme Rising Strong, the 2017 SMART Recovery Annual Conference features numerous training and learning opportunities for

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SMART Recovery tools to help with acceptance

Posted by - July 5, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteby Jonathan von Breton, CCMHC “The greatest sickness known to man or woman is called self-esteem. If you have self-esteem, then you’re sick, sick, sick, because you say: I’m okay because I do well and because people love me, so when I do poorly, which I’m a fallible

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Dopamine and its effect on the brain

Posted by - June 27, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteThe key player in addictionBy Shelly Tichelaar, CEO & Executive Director, Ranch Creek Recovery Yes, there really can be too much of a good thing. Dopamine is a chemical neurotransmitter in the brain that relays feelings of pleasure to the brain when we engage in an enjoyable behavior

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