SMART Recovery publishes Revised Handbook for Recovering from Addictions

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April 11, 2013 - PRLog -- SMART Recovery® has announced the publication of its revised Handbook, the SMART Recovery Handbook, 3rd Edition. This new publication, nearly two years in the making, provides additional tools, exercises and strategies help people recover from their addictive behaviors.

The SMART Recovery Handbook is easy-to-read and offers tools and techniques to help people abstain from their addictive behaviors using SMART’s 4-Point Program®: 1) building and maintaining motivation; 2) coping with urges; 3) managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and 4) living a balanced life. The 3rd Edition of the Handbook includes:

• New content – new program tools and strategies since the 2nd edition,
• Simplified writing style to improve readability and understanding of the program tools and strategies, and
• Worksheets compiled in their own section in the appendix for handy reference/use.

Tom Horvath, SMART Recovery President, calls this revision a “quantum leap” in providing techniques and tools for recovery. “The document has been transformed and is really a pleasure to read.” The new content allows for a deeper understanding by the solitary reader of the practical recovery strategies that arise from the 4-Point Program. This new edition is also intended for use in conjunction with other SMART services (online or in-person meetings, message boards and community chat rooms) or with other recovery programs.

Rosemary Almond, Editor, who headed the revision work with the Handbook Team, believes that this new Handbook will introduce SMART to new audiences and help people to recover and lead healthy, balanced lives. “The addition of a handy section of worksheets in the appendix allows readers to find the worksheets and easily make copies to use the worksheets as part of their daily recovery routine.”

Shari Allwood, SMART Recovery Executive Director, says “The work recently accomplished with the publication of our Teen & Youth Handbook and Family & Friends Handbook along with this new 3rd edition of the the SMART Recovery Handbook has added depth to our library of publications. Now anyone coming to SMART Recovery has easy access to a Handbook that can help them with their personal recovery journey, or that of a loved one.”

SMART Recovery Handbooks can be purchased at SMART’s online bookstore found here:

SMART Recovery, founded in 1994, bases its programs on scientific approaches to addiction recovery, and empowers its users to achieve abstinence goals.  Operated almost entirely by volunteers, SMART sells its publications at a nominal cost to help support the organization.
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