How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends

How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends With the holiday season approaching, you might start seeing family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. While it is great to see everyone, there is something new about you this year — you are sober. They might wonder why you are not partaking in […]

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What is SMART Recovery?

Understanding SMART Recovery SMART Recovery is an acronym that stands for “Self-Management and Recovery Training.” According to the SMART Recovery website, the purpose of SMART Recovery is to “support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, […]

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Matthew Perry Lobbies for Drug Courts

Actor Matthew Perry, according to the UK Metro, has recently made several trips to Washington DC to lobby for support of specialist drug courts. The Superior Court of California Drug Court Services defines drug court as “a special court given responsibility to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and […]

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