Building Confidence with SMART Recovery by Julie Myers, PsyD Volunteer Adviser, SMART Recovery San Diego
Sometimes, when you slip in your recover, your confidence may slip with you. You may believe that you don’t know how to change your behaviors, that somehow the slip means that you are right back to square one. But . . . → Read More: Building Confidence with SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery CBA: How the Benefits of Recovery Expand by Julie Myers, PsyD Volunteer Adviser, SMART Recovery San Diego
When you begin to contemplate changing your addictive behavior, you may think about all the problems that your behavior has caused. There may be a single negative event (such as a DUI) or an accumulation of . . . → Read More: SMART Recovery CBA: How the Benefits of Recovery Expand
Here is a typical situation that we tried to replay in one of our recent meetings: Joe: “Hi Steve, I am the new Joe. I had some significant drinking problems until a few month ago. Then I decided to change my life. I built motivation, took some drastic steps, and gained control of my life. . . . → Read More: Have you ever asked for help?
Working a SMART Recovery by Julie Myers, PsyD
Change in recovery takes work, just like learning any other new skill. It rarely happens without effort. Try these simple tips to make faster progress in your recovery:
Write down a list of SMART Recovery tools you can use and keep it handy, such as in your . . . → Read More: Working a SMART Recovery
How to participate in SMART Recovery meetings by Julie Myers, PsyD Volunteer Adviser, SMART Recovery San Diego
SMART Recovery stands for “Self-Management and Recovery Training”. In other words, it is about how YOU can take control of yourself and your recovery. Sometimes, participants forget that self-help meetings (like SMART Recovery meetings) inherently include “self”. . . . → Read More: How to participate in SMART Recovery meetings
Change planning in SMART Recovery by Julie Myers, PsyD
Change doesn’t necessarily happen without careful deliberation and planning. If we just expect things to happen on their own, we can end up repeating the same behaviors we hoped to change. For example, let’s say the change I want to make is to add more positive . . . → Read More: Change planning in SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery: Think before you drink! by Julie Myers, PsyD Volunteer Adviser, SMART Recovery San Diego
One of the first steps to changing a behavior is becoming (really and truly) aware of the behavior.
Often, addictive behaviors are driven largely by habit, which people engage in without much thought. For example, someone may arrive . . . → Read More: SMART Recovery: Think before you drink!