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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What’s the first step of habit change? Going off autopilot!

Posted by - August 22, 2017

This post was originally published on this site– Carrie Wilkens, Clinical Director of the Center for Motivation and Change Changing behavior requires self-awareness. Changing a well-worn habit in particular requires that you move it from “automatic” to “conscious” so that you can make other behavioral choices. For example, if you don’t even notice that you

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