The Science and History of SMART Recovery

Posted by - September 19, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteSMART Recovery 2017 Guest Blogger, William L. White  The growth of secular addiction recovery mutual aid groups is an important landmark within the history of addiction recovery in the United States. In recent years, I have helped catalogue (See HERE) the history of groups such as Women for Sobriety,

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Seeing Yourself Sober

Posted by - September 12, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteBenefits of developing a strong mental image of yourself as a non-drinker Pete Soderman, author of Powerless No Longer A few years ago, when I decided to quit smoking following a major heart attack, one of the techniques that made it easier was seeing myself as a nonsmoker. I

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Carl Rogers on “The” Model

Posted by - September 5, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteBy Ted Alston, Volunteer Meeting Facilitator In 2005, William White and Martin Nicolaus wrote that SMART Recovery and other secular recovery groups “were influenced by the work of Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis”1. Ellis gave us the ABC Model and other tools. The influence of Rogers is less

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A Portable Lapse Prevention Plan

Posted by - August 29, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteRandy Lindel, Facilitator, SMART Recovery Boston A “lapse” or a “slip” is a brief reengagement with your addictive behavior. Usually, you feel bad about it right afterwards, but weren’t able to successfully avoid it. Many lapses are triggered by unforeseen events. Some pressure just occurs out of the

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