Monday, April 15, 2019

Moving Away from the Terms “Alcoholic” and “Alcoholism” - SMART Recovery® Blog Update

The latest blog articles published by SMART Recovery USA. 
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Here's a look at the latest blog articles posted by SMART Recovery USA. Visit the SMART Recovery blog to read more articles aimed at helping you, your loved ones and your community overcome addiction.
Moving Away from the Terms “Alcoholic” and “Alcoholism”
Moving Away from the Terms “Alcoholic” and “Alcoholism”
Although the terms alcoholic and alcoholism are often used in discussions about heavy drinking, the science community has been moving away from these terms for years now. There are two primary reasons to use more nuanced terms: Alcohol problems are not a “yes” or “no” issue. You don’t need to be at “rock-bottom” to experience […]
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2019 SMART Recovery Annual Conference

Please join us for a very special celebration of our 25th Silver Anniversary, scheduled for September 20 – 22nd, 2019!

In support of National Recovery Awareness Month, the 2019 SMART Recovery Annual Conference will be held in Itasca, IL (a suburb of Chicago and close to O’ Hare Airport) on September 20-22nd at The Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel. Hotel room and conference facilities are located on the same premise.

Click here to learn more about this year's conference. Stay tuned - more details will be coming shortly!
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Founded in 1994, SMART Recovery uses science-based techniques that have proven to be effective in helping people recover from addiction problems involving any substance or behavior, including such things as alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-eating, shopping and internet use.

Each week, many thousands of people discuss recovery progress and challenges at more than 3,000 in-person meetings each week in 23 countries, 25 online gatherings and 24/7/365 internet message board forums and chat rooms.

Participants use SMART to assume responsibility for their own recovery and become empowered using its 4-Point Program®: building motivation; coping with urges; managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and living a balanced life.

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