SMART Recovery San Diego Blog

10 Ways to Strengthen Addiction Recovery

The SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS) – Part I by Julie Myers, Psy.D. and Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. In our recent podcast, we discussed the development of the SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS) checklist and some of the ways Dr. Meichenbaum views checklists...

A Recovery Roadmap

A Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery by Julie Myers, PsyD, MSCP Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Diego   Recovery from substance abuse is a process unique to each individual.   Despite those who believe otherwise, there is no single “right” path to recovery. ...

Stopping a slip from becoming a relapse

Stopping a slip from becoming a relapse For many with serious substance abuse problems, any drug or alcohol use can be problematic. These people must abstain.  If they drink or drug again, they can slip into full-blown relapse, even after months or years of...

How drug use hijacks our response to happiness

How drug use hijacks our response to happiness   by Julie Myers, Psy.D.   It’s not difficult to understand why someone, who is actively using drugs, may feel bored when he/she is not high.  It is more difficult to understand why that person may continue to have...

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