News

Carl Rogers on “The” Model

By 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 direct. I find the writings of Rogers …

Carl Rogers on “The” Model Read More »

A Portable Lapse Prevention Plan

Randy 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 blue. It’s an important reminder that you …

A Portable Lapse Prevention Plan Read More »

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

– 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 are reaching for a cigarette as you …

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

A Powerful Exercise for Changing Your Thinking

Three Minute Refutations by Michael R. Edelstein Ph.D. SMART is based in part on the rational (REBT) concepts of Albert Ellis. Here, Michael Edelstein outlines his distinctive style of the application of REBT as an aid to recovery. In my book Three Minute Therapy, I introduced the cognitive practice of the Three Minute Exercise (TME) …

A Powerful Exercise for Changing Your Thinking Read More »

5 Things You Need To Know About Digital Tools for Recovery

Addiction  Recovery 101, with Reid Hester, Ph.D. “There are a huge number of digital tools to help people with alcohol and drug problems…..It’s really hard to tell, just on the basis of looking at them, what’s going to help you.”~ Dr. Reid  Hester Watch to find out what you need to know to find an …

5 Things You Need To Know About Digital Tools for Recovery Read More »