Face-to-Face Meeting Format and SMART Recovery

One of the most helpful strategies for changing harmful addictive behavior is to strive for consistency. SMART Recovery not only encourages practice, scheduling, and consistency as a means for individuals to develop positive and healthy new habits, but it also encourages its volunteers to follow a structure so that people who attend SMART meetings anywhere ...

SMART Front and Center on Katie Couric Show

Katie Couric had Gabrielle Glaser on to talk about her new book, along with guest Monica Richardson. We’re posting it here because the conversation also delved into the much needed public discussion of viable alternatives to 12 step. Thanks to Monica’s candor and personal investment in making sure people know they have real choices, SMART was ...

Can SMART help me?

SMART helps people find tools they can use to abstain from harmful addictive behaviors. We see a lot of people come to SMART face to face meetings with a huge array of addictive behaviors that they want help with. Using a science based approach means (thankfully) that we don’t discriminate or erroneously categorize behaviors. This also puts a lot of emphasis ...

SMART Recovery Volunteer Month 2013

If you’ve considered training to be a SMART facilitator or online volunteer, now is your chance! SMART is offering FREE training this month in honor of Volunteer Month 2013. We have no idea who named it volunteer month, but we’ll take it if it means more SMART volunteers. There is an IMMENSE need in the ...

Active Self Awareness

Active Self-Awareness is the deliberate pursuit of awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings and sensations in this environment in this moment, that is, one’s Observing Self. With practice this awareness can be reached more quickly. It is useful to become aware of one’s Observing Self, that is, the “You” that is aware of yourself, the self ...

Help for Friends and Family

Don’t forget about the F&F workbook available on the main SMART website. Designed for people affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one, this 138 page Handbook contains 14 sections with a wide range of topics including: Change and Motivation, Positive Communication, Healthy Boundaries, Safety and Support, Coping with Lapses, Disable the Enabling, Trust ...

Addiction Recovery and Procrastination Habits

by Dr. Bill Knaus Long-term SMART members will likely remember the section on procrastination in Knaus, W (1992-2000) SMART Recovery: A Quick Start Primer. Dr.Knaus is the author of five books on procrastination, including End Procrastination Now (McGraw-Hill 2010) Let’s start with a definition. Procrastination is an automatic, negative, problem habit of needlessly postponing and delaying a ...

Teens and Young Adults at SMART

Exciting news … new SMART Teen & Young Adults Online Services are now available thanks to the efforts of a volunteer Teen Team led by Marnie (a.k.a. Olive, online). Click HERE for more information on the new website landing page.