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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.
[Podcast] Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy, and Stigma
[Podcast] Words Matter: Addiction Terminology, Accuracy, and Stigma

Words matter to Richard Saitz, M.D., who edits medical journals and publications for accuracy surrounding addiction terminology. In this talk, borrowed from our collection of 2019 SMART Recovery National Conference presentations, Dr. Saitz discusses substance use disorders as health conditions; how language can promote stigma and affects policy and care; and the emergence of accurate, […]

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Overcoming an Addictive Experience: The Importance of a Secure Base
Overcoming an Addictive Experience: The Importance of a Secure Base

People become addicted to experiences. Substances create experiences and behaviors create experiences. This is why we observe the move in the DSM to include diagnoses beyond mere substance use.  Alcohol creates a different experience than meth. Opiates create different experiences than sexually acting out. Gambling creates a different experience than binge eating, and so on and so […]

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