Subject: News & Views - June 2019

Life After Relapse, The Flawed Psychology of Forcing People to Hit "Rock Bottom", A New About SMART Recovery Video, and more!
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June 2019
Inside This Issue 
Life After Relapse
How to Bounce Back and Start Over
A relapse (lapse, slip, setback) is one of the most frustrating, humiliating experiences you can face in recovery from any problem habit. It leaves you feeling guilty, ashamed, and tempted to throw in the towel and just keep acting out on the addiction. Unfortunately, relapse is also common. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40 to 60 percent of people who go through addiction treatment programs go on to slip at least once. In fact, many people have multiple setbacks before finally achieving full recovery.

You can take some comfort in knowing relapse is common. But how do you handle it? Find some tips in this article.

The Flawed Psychology of Forcing People to Hit "Rock Bottom"
What really brings people struggling with an addiction closer to reaching their full potential? 

Is it forcing them hit rock bottom? Or, as this article states, is there perhaps a different way – one that provides social connectedness, acceptance, self-worth, and love?

Podcast Feature: Are You SMART? 
SMART Recovery Featured in Beyond Addiction Show
SMART Recovery co-founder Tom Horvath joined Dr. Josh King on the Beyond Addiction Show, a program of the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

In this podcast you'll learn about the origins of SMART Recovery, how and why it differs from other recovery approaches, and why it might be a good fit for you.

New About SMART Recovery Video is Released!
Timed to coincide with the launch of Smart Recovery’s streamlined website and 25th anniversary, this new About SMART Recovery video reminds us where SMART has been and where it’s going. 

Please like and share this video with your social networks. Send the link to people who might want to learn more about SMART Recovery’s programs, outreach efforts, and the positive effect it hasand will continue to haveon many people’s lives.
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About SMART Recovery
Self-Management And Recovery Training
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 alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-eating, shopping and internet use.
Each week, thousands of people discuss recovery progress, challenges and SMART tools at more than 3,000 local meetingsdaily online meetings and 24x7 online message boards and chat rooms.
Participants use SMART to take ownership of their recovery and become empowered through its 4-Point Program®: Building motivation; Coping with urges; Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and Living a balanced life.
For more information, please visit

Contact SMART Recovery at or 440.951.5357.
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