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Break Out from the Vicious Circle of Anxiety

Break Out from the Vicious Circle of Anxiety

Break Out from the Vicious Circle of Anxiety by Windy Dryden, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Goldsmiths College I have worked as a counseling psychologist for over ten years. One of the most common problems that people consult me on is anxiety when the source of that...
22 Coping Statements for Dealing With Anxiety

22 Coping Statements for Dealing With Anxiety

22 Coping Statements for Dealing With Anxiety I don’t have to make myself anxious about anything, or put myself down if I stupidly and foolishly do make myself anxious. My anxiety is bad, but I’m not bad. I don’t always have to feel comfortable, and...
10 Confidence Building and Anxiety-Reducing Rational Beliefs

10 Confidence Building and Anxiety-Reducing Rational Beliefs

10 Confidence Building and Anxiety-Reducing Rational Beliefs Just because things are not succeeding today does not mean I’m a “no-hoper” or that I will not succeed in the future. While it is very desirable to achieve well and be recognized by others,...
Family Systems and Addiction Recovery

Family Systems and Addiction Recovery

Family Systems, Addiction, and Recovery A look at how changes can affect a family. The human being is a social creature. We have families, we have significant others, we have friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Once we have initiated and begun to make changes in...
SMART Recovery Events

SMART Recovery Events

SMART Recovery Online Events & Webinars 2019 Silver Anniversary Annual Conference CELEBRATING OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE September 20 – 22nd, 2019 Please join us for a very special celebration of our 25th Silver Anniversary, scheduled for September 20 – 22nd,...
SMART Recovery Online Events & Webinars

SMART Recovery Online Events & Webinars

Addiction Recovery: Self-Esteem Can be Toxic!   How to Escape the Trap with Dr. Michael Edelstein Saturday, February 17  5:00 PM EST     SMART Recovery is honored to welcome Michael Edelstein, Ph.D., to explore with us the surprising truth about...
Strategic Plan 2021-22: Leading the Future of Recovery

Strategic Plan 2021-22: Leading the Future of Recovery

Leading the Future of Recovery: The SMART Recovery USA 2021-2022 Strategic Plan     Download a printable PDF of the SMART Recovery USA 2021-2022 Strategic Plan.  Introduction SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery. Our 4-Point Program® was created...
All About: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

All About: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

    If you are someone struggling with a behavioral issue (e.g., using substances in a problematic way) or a mood issue (e.g., panic attacks, depression), it’s likely that someone in your life, at some point, will encourage you to seek therapy. And if you are...
Power of Perspective

Power of Perspective

Back Seat Driver! by Leonard Citron, M.A. A little perspective goes a long way toward reducing frustration Holidays are supposed to be fun, right? To get away from everything, to explore some place new is said to broaden our mind. But getting away from it all, can...
Coping skills for the holidays

Coping skills for the holidays

Holidays are a time for family, for celebration, and for increased stress and anxiety!  The increase in family togetherness can bring a lot of joy, and it can also be a very difficult time, especially if you have been struggling with issues and have been identified as...
Family & Friends CAN Help a Heavy Drinker

Family & Friends CAN Help a Heavy Drinker

8 Tips to Support a Friend or Loved One with an Alcohol Problem A guest blog provided by Dr. Reid Hester, Ph.D. of CheckUp & Choices If you’re concerned about someone’s drinking or drug use, this post is for you. “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is...
Why Abstinence?

Why Abstinence?

Ten Good Mental Health Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol Consuming alcohol may make matters more difficult for people suffering from mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and impulse control disorders. Even having a couple of drinks a day carries consequences...