Celebrate the Holidays Safely, Comfortably, Joyously

Posted by - November 21, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteCelebrating the Holidays with Recovering Family Members and FriendsPeter Gaumond, Chief, ONDCP Recovery Branch This time each year can be stressful for anyone, but the holidays present a special challenge for people recovering from a substance use disorder. Those in long-term recovery typically are adept at navigating the

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How to improve your sleep while in addiction recovery

Posted by - November 14, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteSleep disorders are a common struggle in recovery from addiction Guest blogger, Alisa, Nestmaven.com According to a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the incidence of insomnia is five times higher in early recovery than in the general population. Insomnia is not the only sleep disorder associated

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Book Review: Alex Korb’s The Upward Spiral

Posted by - November 7, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteUsing Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2015, 225 pp. Review by Ted Alston, facilitator Bad feelings and bad habits fly together, and evasive maneuvers for one may serve for both. Accordingly, students of SMART Recovery

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Getting a Fix: Preventing Opioid Addiction

Posted by - October 31, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA three part video series The SMART Blog editors received the following press release and link for a video addressing the opioid situation. The video does not directly pertain to SMART but could be of interest. “In the three part series, Getting A Fix presents an on-the-ground look

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