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SMART Recovery® Podcasts, a library of talks on addiction from the leading self-empowering peer support recovery group in the world. Enjoy entertaining, thought-provoking discussion with experts in the field of science-based addiction treatment and recovery.SMART Recovery provides services for those… read more

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Build the Kind of Life You Don’t Want to Relapse From

June 23rd, 2020

42:09

Charles True has been building the kind of life he doesn’t want to relapse from for many years. His project work has taken him around the world …

Stop. Be Present. Listen.

May 12th, 2020

50:00

Molly Magill’s interest in psychology and social work started in high school and grew into her passion and ultimately, her career.  She earned her …

Are Alternative Treatment Programs as Effective as 12-Step Models? - with Dr. Sarah Zemore

April 21st, 2020

40:22

The results speak for themselves. Alternative treatment programs are as effective as traditional 12-step programs for alcohol recovery.  These …

Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy, and Stigma

February 27th, 2020

48:30

Words matter to Richard Saitz, M.D., who edits medical journals and publications for accuracy surrounding addiction terminology. In this talk, …

SMART Moves From Abstinence-Based to Abstinence-Oriented Addiction Recovery

January 31st, 2020

27:12

While this terminology change may seem minimal to some, it is certainly not to Board President Bill Greer. To provide some added context to an …

WEBINAR: Love and Addiction Revisited with Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky

October 25th, 2018

1:08:01

Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky joined SMART Recovery for a webinar discussing concepts of addictions with a focus on love and relationships. At the the forefront of redefining addiction as something that goes beyond …

WEBINAR: Can Medication Help Conquer Addiction? with Donald Sheeley, MD

June 14th, 2018

58:53

SMART Recovery was thrilled to host Dr. Don Sheeley, in a conversation about MAT: Medication for Opiates, Alcohol and More, the medical options now …

WEBINAR: Addiction Recovery - Self Esteem Can Be Toxic. How to Escape the Trap with Dr. Michael Edelstein

March 16th, 2018

57:03

SMART Recovery was pleased to welcome back Michael Edelstein, Ph.D., author of Three Minute Therapy, who presented to us the surprising truth about self-esteem.

Dr. Edelstein is beyond compare for his ability to explain …

WEBINAR: Addiction & the Brain, A Focus on Opiates, with Chris Tuell, Ph.D.

July 24th, 2017

55:47

A fascinating conversation on Addiction & the Brain: A Focus on Opiates, with Dr. Christopher J. Tuell, Clinical Director of Addiction Services at the Lindner Center of HOPE of UC Health in Cincinnati. 

This was an …

WEBINAR: Engaging Community to Fight Addiction with Ivette Torres from SAMHSA

April 4th, 2017

55:01

Ivette Torres, Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs in SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment for almost 20 years, joins SMART to discuss community engagement.

In this lively and engaging talk, Ms. Torres …

WEBINAR: Addiction Recovery for 2017: New Science, New Strategies, with Reid Hester, Ph.D.

February 1st, 2017

46:33

SMART Recovery hosts Reid K. Hester, Ph.D., Creator of Checkup & Choices, SMART's companion web course.

He presents a fascinating overview and discussion of recent scientific findings on addiction treatment and …

WEBINAR: Getting Through the Holidays, with Joe Gerstein, MD

December 16th, 2016

57:36

Listen to Joseph F. Gerstein, MD, FACP, SMART’s founding President, share ideas and examples of how to use the SMART tools to get through the Holiday …

WEBINAR: Dr. John Kelly, Ph.D. on Science & Addiction Recovery Support

September 28th, 2016

1:02:01

SMART Recovery is pleased to present a talk with John Kelly, Ph.D., the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical …

WEBINAR: Dr. Carlo DiClemente on Maintaining Change in Addiction Recovery

September 1st, 2016

1:03:04

SMART Recovery is honored to bring you Dr. Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, co-creator of the the Stages of Change, speaking about how people maintain change and ways in which to support that in the field of addiction and …

Webinar Dr. Nicole Kosanke on How Family & Friends can Help Fuel Recovery

July 25th, 2016

56:52

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Family Services at the Center for Motivation and Change, and she speaks to …

WEBINAR: You are Powerful: A Message to Young People from Dr. Robert Schwebel

April 24th, 2016

1:03:17

SMART Recovery® is pleased to present a talk with author and developer of The Seven Challenges® Program, Dr. Robert Schwebel.

We are interested in …

WEBINAR: Drs. Stanton Peele and Tom Horvath Talking about Addiction for Kids and Young Adults – SMART Approaches

March 2nd, 2016

1:04:10

This is a wide-ranging talk about addiction and today’s youth and teens. Dr. Horvath, SMART’s President, interviews Dr. Stanton Peele on what is …

SMART Directions, a Q & A Session

December 11th, 2015

1:03:44

SMART Recovery finds itself facing the exciting challenge of a phenomenal increase in awareness, acceptance and demand for SMART meetings.  SMART’s meetings are based around a standardized format for open discussion and …

Webinar: Dr. Bill Knaus On Anxiety

August 25th, 2015

40:40

Dr. Bill Knaus is the foremost authority in the field of overcoming procrastination, and he is also renowned for his work in practical application of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral …

WEBINAR: Cognitive Tools for Fighting Addiction and Beyond, An Interview With Dr Michael Edelstein

June 30th, 2015

51:34

The focus is on using simple evidence-based tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically the tools of Rational Emotive Behavior …

WEBINAR: Recreating Addiction Treatment for the 21st Century, Tom Horvath Interviews Stanton Peele

May 19th, 2015

1:01:15

Stanton Peele returns to SMART Recovery to discuss Recreating Addiction Treatment in the 21st Century with Dr. Tom Horvath, SMART’s President.

Thought, attitudes, and the treatment of addiction is shifting. Choice and …

WEBINAR: Helping Loved Ones Get Sober: Robert Meyers, Jeffrey Foote, and Tom Horvath

March 31st, 2015

48:30

As friends and family, our intimate connection should make us natural allies. However, we often don’t know how to talk with each other or work …

WEBINAR: “ACT SMART!” With Dr. Hank Robb

February 11th, 2015

58:38

Dr. Hank Robb is an expert in both ACT and REBT, and in this podcast he shares ways in which some of the insight from ACT complements the tools of …

WEBINAR: Questioning Dr. Stanton Peele -- with Dr. Tom Horvath

October 13th, 2014

1:02:10

 

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., is a seminal figure in the addiction field.  Dr. Peele has been a pioneer in applying addiction beyond the area of …

WEBINAR: Behavioral Addictions -- A Look at Gambling and Eating Disorders with Dr. Chris Tuell and Ms. Ann Hull

August 8th, 2014

1:20:34

SMART Recovery's Tools can be applied to any maladaptive behavior.  There are characteristics, however, that distinguish some addictive behaviors …

WEBINAR: How Science and Kindness Help People Change with Dr. Jeffrey Foote

May 23rd, 2014

51:48

The Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) approach to helping families, which includes CRAFT, and introduces the CMC's best new tools to help our …

WEBINAR: How to Overcome Addiction in One Lesson with Dr. Michael Edelstein

April 18th, 2014

57:37

This is a lesson for any harmful behavior – drugs, gambling, eating disorders, smoking, self-harm -- substance-related or not. Bring your questions! …

WEBINAR: Adventurous Living with Ed Garcia, Part 2 -- Intimate Adventures: Close Assocations

November 22nd, 2013

56:21

Alcohol, drug abuse or other maladaptive behaviors can result in a loss of intimacy and intimacy skills, as well as a profound lack of connectedness …

WEBINAR: ACTing SMART with Dr. Hank Robb - Dipping into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for some SMART Ideas!

September 9th, 2013

1:01:01

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a so-called third-generation branch of CBT which teaches new ways of looking at our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Instead of fighting and demanding that troublesome …

Special Event: CRAFT for Families & Friends with Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D.

August 5th, 2013

1:03:02

Dr. Robert Meyers presents CRAFT, Community Reinforcement and Family Training, which he developed and has used to help individuals and families for decades. He is an internationally known expert in how concerned …

WEBINAR: Adventurous Living with Ed Garcia, Part 1 -- Emotions and Challenges

July 29th, 2013

1:04:04

Life is a never ending series of events. The manner in which we perceive and react to them, determines whether we experience life merely as a series of events or as adventures.

The adventure is not only in the events we …

Webinar: “Checklists for Recovery” with Dr. Donald Meichenbaum and Dr. Julie Myers

May 22nd, 2013

1:01:57

The SMART Recovery approach to addiction recovery is based on SELF-Management. Effective management includes measuring progress. What better way to …

Webinar: Acceptance is ... Embracing Reality with Dr. Tom Horvath

March 26th, 2013

55:14

Welcome to the latest podcast from SMART Recovery. What is unconditional acceptance of self, others, and life? How can I accept unpleasant people and …

Webinar: “Inside Rehab” with Anne Fletcher

February 28th, 2013

59:29

Welcome to the latest podcast from SMART Recovery. What happens inside drug and alcohol rehab centers and how rehab works has been a mystery to those …

SPECIAL EVENT: Thirteen Tips to Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever; a Webinar with Dr. Bill Knaus

January 8th, 2013

56:25

Welcome to the latest podcast from SMART Recovery. A key component to maintaining motivation and sustaining addiction recovery is covered by the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program’s 4th point: Living a Balanced Life. Dr. …

Welcome from Gil Kerlikowske

December 10th, 2012

1:14

Richard Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, introduces the 2012 SMART Recovery Conference.

SMART Recovery …

SPECIAL EVENT: The Art of Living, Part 3; an Online Workshop by Ed Garcia

October 19th, 2012

1:02:42

This podcast, titled "Faith & Reason: Adversaries or Partners in Life?," is the third of more to come in our workshop series, The Art of Living, featuring Ed Garcia, one of the key innovators of REBT (Rational …

SPECIAL EVENT: The Art of Living, Part 2; an Online Workshop by Ed Garcia

July 17th, 2012

55:55

This podcast, entitled "Who Am I?," is the second of more to come in our workshop series, The Art of Living, featuring Ed Garcia, one of the key innovators of REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy). Please check …

SPECIAL EVENT: Combatting Depression; an Online Workshop by Dr. Bill Knaus

June 19th, 2012

1:37:07

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most widely used psychological method for combatting depression, for one simple reason: it works. In this brief …

SPECIAL EVENT: The Art of Living, Part 1; an Online Workshop by Ed Garcia

April 18th, 2012

54:00

This podcast is the first of more to come in our workshop series, The Art of Living, featuring Ed Garcia, one of the key innovators of REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy). Please check back in the coming months …

SPECIAL EVENT: Dr. Hank Robb Presents Is it True? or Is it Helpful?

March 18th, 2012

52:53

Hank Robb, Ph.D., Supervisor for the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy and founding member of SMART Recovery presents thoughts of great interest …

SPECIAL EVENT: Preventing and Coping with Relapse by Dr. Tom Horvath

January 12th, 2012

39:09

Dr. Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery, has been kind enough to join us for a timely discussion of relapse during the 2011 holiday season, …

Interview with Dr. Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery on Blogtalkradio's Safe Recovery

September 24th, 2011

59:51

Dr. Tom Horvath speaks, in an interview with Monica on Blogtalkradio.com's Safe Recovery, about the tools, information and community of SMART …

SPECIAL EVENT: Anatomy of Emotions, Part 3: Ed Garcia on Understanding Guilt & Depression and Building Emotional Muscle

August 31st, 2011

1:21:57

Welcome to Part 3 of our SMART Recovery online series: The Anatomy of Emotions featuring Ed Garcia.

Ed Garcia, one of the key innovators of REBT, discusses the nature of feelings and where they come from, focusing on …

Special Event: Dr. Bill Knaus Online mini-Workshop on Procrastination Wrap-Up for the SMART Community - Part II

August 8th, 2011

48:36

Welcome to Part 2 of our final SMART Recovery online mini-workshop on Procrastination featuring Dr. Bill Knaus.

Dr. Bill Knaus, author of over 20 …

Special Event: Dr. Bill Knaus Online mini-Workshop on Procrastination Wrap-Up for the SMART Community - Part I

August 1st, 2011

45:48

Welcome to our final SMART Recovery online mini-workshop on Procrastination featuring Dr. Bill Knaus.

Dr. Bill Knaus, author of over 20 books and …

Special Event: Dr. Bill Knaus First Ever Online mini-Workshop on Procrastination for the SMART Community - Part II

July 21st, 2011

1:09:39

Dr. Bill Knaus, author of over 20 books and foremost expert in the field of Psychology on the topic of Procrastination joins SMART to offer a …

Special Event: Dr. Bill Knaus First Ever Online mini-Workshop on Procrastination for the SMART Community - Part I

July 14th, 2011

1:03:45

Dr. Bill Knaus, author of over 20 books and foremost expert in the field of Psychology on the topic of Procrastination joins SMART to offer a …

Special Event: Dr. Michael Edelstein Speaks About REBT and Addictive Thinking

June 22nd, 2011

53:42

Dr. Michael Edelstein, author of Three-Minute Therapy: Change your Thinking, Change your Life, with David Ramsay Steele, speaks to the SMART community about how SMART Recovery® uses REBT (Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive …

SPECIAL EVENT: Anatomy of Emotions, Part 2: Ed Garcia on Understanding Anger and Fear

June 1st, 2011

1:23:59

Ed Garcia discusses the subtle but forceful ways in which fear and anger connect and affect us, explains how we can best handle those emotions, and …

Special Event: Dr. Robert J. Meyers Addresses the Family & Friends Community

April 22nd, 2011

1:20:57

Dr. Meyers speaks to those whose loved ones misuse alcohol or other substances and how to effectively help them seek treatment and enhance their own …

Special Event: Ed Garcia on The Anatomy of Emotions

April 16th, 2011

1:09:58

In this special presentation, Ed Garcia describes how we can focus on our thoughts or "self-talk," then analyze thoughts and self-talk, determining whether our thinking serves our interests or proves self-defeating. We …

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