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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 overcoming addictions of all types.

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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 overcoming addictions of all types.

    The Search is Over

    The Search is Over

    In this podcast, Peter talks about:
    • Why partying like Frank Sinatra was the way his family coped with issues
    • Who held an intervention for him
    • How he found SMART and Alltyr
    • Why he never drank again after taking the SMART Training
    • What people are searching for
    • Taking the National Drug Court Institute training
    • Using the Successful Life Skills book in his SMART meetings
    • Why it’s important to extend compassion and empathy to everyone
    • Where life goes from here

    • 42 min
    SMART Recovery Community Update

    SMART Recovery Community Update

    The SMART Community had the opportunity to hear from Board President Bill Greer and Executive Director Mark Ruth as they shared their perspectives on what the SMART community has accomplished in 2020 and where they are headed in 2021.  

    • 45 min
    From Ruined Opportunities to SMART Recovery: A Veteran’s Survival Story

    From Ruined Opportunities to SMART Recovery: A Veteran’s Survival Story

    In the US Army, he was an E-4 Specialist serving in Guantanamo Bay. As a private person, Michael Hooper was a man struggling with alcohol abuse and depression. He didn’t know where to get help until he called the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline. From there Michael was introduced to SMART Recovery through the VA Hospital. He knew from the first meeting it was “going to be a life changer,” and how valuable the SMART Recovery program was for his survival.

    • 35 min
    Changing the Game in Lake County's LGBTQ Community

    Changing the Game in Lake County's LGBTQ Community

    Growing up, Betty Jacobs hid her true identity. But there was more to Betty that people needed to know and she was finally ready to tell.

    Betty has used her story as motivation to change the game for the LGTBQ community in Lake County, Ohio. Last year she founded LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County.

    With the climate in the country forcing people to look at things differently, Betty says “it’s easier to have the hard conversations lately.” They are working to end fear and create allies in the community.

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

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

    Charles True has been building the kind of life he doesn’t want to relapse from for many years. One of his most impactful projects is the InsideOut® program.

    Charles partnered with Ron Lott and together they facilitate the InsideOut® program in the Houston, Texas, prisons. They have also co-authored the book Successful Life Skills.

    Charles lives by the motto, “turn your life into a project, always have a purpose, and wake up grateful.”

    • 42 min
    Stop. Be Present. Listen. Why Motivational Interviewing is an Important Tool in Recovery with Dr. Molly Magill

    Stop. Be Present. Listen. Why Motivational Interviewing is an Important Tool in Recovery with Dr. Molly Magill

    Dr. Molly Magill's most exciting research is in motivational interviewing (MI) . She believes the “gifts” that MI gave to addictions research and the clinical field are, love, appreciation, acceptance, and compassion for clients and a way to operationalize and train people how to do it. According to Dr. Magill, MI forces you to stop, be present, and listen and believe what the clients says matters and is of value. This is a good practice for people everywhere to follow.

    • 50 min

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