Getting Through the Holidays with Dr. Joe Gerstein, a SMART Recovery® Special Event Webinar

Join Joe Gerstein SMART's Founding President and Humanist of the Year 2016 award recipient, to talk about How to Enjoy and Celebrate the Holidays Free from Addiction
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MENTOR, Ohio - Nov. 4, 2016 - PRLog -- SMART Recovery announces its upcoming event, Getting Through the Holidays, with Joseph M. Gerstein, MD, FACP, SMART's founding President. Dr, Gerstein will share strategies for using SMART tools to make getting through the 2016 Holiday Season as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible.

In addition, Dr. Gerstein will spend some time discussing the fundamental importance of motivation in the recovery process and ways to enhance it, as well as introduce an interesting phenomenon observed in study of the change process. It will be a wide-ranging conversation with lots of interesting food for thought.

When Dr. Gerstein, Harvard Professor of Medicine and a practicing internist specializing in pain management, observed that not all patients were helped with existing support methods, he began his journey into the world of addiction treatment support. He helped establish SMART Recovery and became its founding president in 1994. Dr. Gerstein has been an active board member and officer of SMART and an ardent supporter and promoter of its methods since its inception 22 years ago. He currently serves as Secretary and Director of Outreach for Correctional Institutions and Advisor to the Court Outreach Committee and is tireless in expanding SMART globally. He has facilitated 3000 plus meetings and counting, with over 1000 in correctional settings.

Dr. Gerstein was recently awarded the 2016 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award "for his work over the last 25 years as the founding president of SMART Recovery, which we view among the greatest examples of community service in the history of modern humanism."

SMART's tools are tailored to help people change their addictive behavior; however these are the tools of life. With respect to the holidays, everyone can hugely benefit from using them. Come learn how.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 5:00 pm EST

This SMART Special Event Webinar is free and open to the general public as well as to its community of participants, facilitators, and professionals.

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