Life is Good

Posted by - December 19, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteSMART taught me to how to “rock” my recovery  by Chip Engler I began drinking when I was about 14 years old.  Peer pressure is a powerful influence and drinking to intoxication soon turned into a regular occurrence — for the next four decades of my life. Flash

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Moving on from SMART after 23+ Amazing Years!

Posted by - December 12, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteby Shari Allwood, SMART Recovery Executive Director Much like how long-time volunteers feel when they graduate and move on from SMART, my need to leave the employment of SMART elicits immense sadness and full acceptance as I realize the need to tackle recent challenges in my life. I

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Defeating Urges Using the DISARM Tool

Posted by - December 5, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteDISARMing the TricksterBy Yvan Roy A workshop I designed suggests how to use the SMART tool DISARM – Destructive Imagery and Self-talk Awareness and Refusal Method – at a meeting or on your own. 1. Develop the Framework – Externalize the Addiction Talk about how the addiction has

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Relapse prevention, recovery management, recovery transcendence

Posted by - November 28, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA guest post by William L. White I have tremendous respect for the work Dr. Alan Marlatt, Dr. Dennis Daley, Terrence Gorski, and others have done pioneering the field of relapse prevention (RP), but I have always been troubled by the relapse language and making RP a focal

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