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SMART Literature For Individuals and Family & Friends
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SMART Recovery Handbook

Unsure what to do about your addiction-related troubles?

Do urges and situations rapidly un-do your best intentions to change?

Do life’s difficulties frustrate you and leave you wanting to escape?

Does it seem like you’re missing out on life due to an addiction?

The SMART Recovery Handbook will provide you with a number of tools and ideas to help you toward your ultimate goal of recovery from addictive behaviors.

  • Learn the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program

  • Explore the SMART Recovery Toolbox

  • Learn about SMART Recovery Meetings

  • Learn Practical Strategies to Addiction Recovery

Written in simple, straight-forward language, the SMART Recovery Handbook also offers exercises, techniques and strategies to help you with drinking and substance-abuse addictive behaviors (including smoking) as well as behavioral issues including compulsive gambling or sexual activity, self-harm, and eating disorders.

SMART Recovery Friends and Family Handbook

Are you looking to help a loved one with an addiction?

Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you?

Designed for people affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one, this 138 page Handbook contains 14 sections with a wide range of topics including: Change and Motivation, Positive Communication, Healthy Boundaries, Safety and Support, Coping with Lapses, Disable the Enabling, Trust and Forgiveness – and much more.  It can be used in conjunction with attendance at SMART Family & Friends (F&F) online or community meetings, or on its own.

The Handbook includes SMART Recovery’s tools for coping in a healthy way with the many emotionally challenging situations frequently encountered in relationships where addiction is a factor.  A Family & Friends meeting participant states: “I came to SMART to get help dealing with my partner’s addiction. What I got are tools that help me deal more effectively with almost every aspect of MY life.”

Additionally, the Handbook incorporates the principles of the evidence-based CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) approach. Studies have shown CRAFT to be significantly more effective than either Al-Anon or Johnson interventions for getting addicted individuals into treatment.

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