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    I have been working Smart for only about a week. I have been clean and sober for many year but have struggled with a self harm behavior that other approaches have not been successful in addressing. Iíve been trying to stop this behavior for 4 years.

    ive tried a recovery program specifically created for it but it has not worked for me.

    So i tried Smart. I was dubious. After all, Iíve tried so hard for so long to stop this obsessive, compulsive destructive behavior.

    But this is working! I know itís only a week and I did have a slip/lapse in that time but the tools are changing my values and perspective. Thatís whatís so exciting.

    i CAN tolerate discomfort. The urges are difficult but NOT awful. This is a revelation!

    i can look at my HOV and really see whatís important to me, and it really resonates.

    And the abcís DO counteract my unhealthy thinking.

    so far so good!

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    I have had the same sort of problems...Have been resorting to taking a drug named Naltrexone for help...

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    Congrats! It is great (as someone just starting the program) to hear that it actually works! Best wishes.

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    i CAN tolerate discomfort. The urges are difficult but NOT awful. This is a revelation!

    i can look at my HOV and really see what’s important to me, and it really resonates.

    And the abc’s DO counteract my unhealthy thinking.
    So far, SO GREAT!!

    Go, you good thing!!
    What got me sober was trying to get sober. Often when I lapsed, picked up, drank, I FELT thoroughly beaten. I thought at that time "there is no hope for me" Yet, when I had recovered from that thought just a little, I thought "I'll have another go!" It was a few little sparks, rather than a flame, that got me here!

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