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Think Before You Drink!

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Think Before You Drink!

by Julie Myers, PsyD, MSCP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, California

One of the first steps to changing a behavior is becoming (really and truly) aware of the behavior.

Often, addictive behaviors are driven largely by habit, which people engage in without much thought.  For example, someone may arrive home after a hard days work and automatically reach for a beer (which then automatically leads to the next beer).  This may be as much habit as it is a true desire to drink.

When you “turn-on” your brain and become more mindful of your automatic responses, you will be better able to begin to change your behaviors and habits.   The next time you reach for your drug of choice, pause and think…. you may be surprised!

Julie Myers, PsyD, MSCP

Licensed Psychologist, MS Clinical Psychopharmacology, Master Addiction Counselor, Board Certified Biofeedbachttp://www.DrJulieMyers.com.  

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Get help with SMART Recovery – A checklist

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Are you looking for a way to see how you’re doing in recovery?   Just posted on the SMART® Recovery website is a new tool to help people determine where they are with their recovery.   You can find it at http://smartrecovery.org/resources/latestnews.htm#checklist

Dr. Julie Myers and Dr. Donald Meichenbaum are debuting a SMART Recovery Participant Checklist, designed to be used to determine how much you are learning as you participate in the SMART Recovery Program.

This easy-to-use PDF form allows you to check off items, and save a copy on your computer, or you may print it out and use it.

Feedback is being sought by those who use it, and your participation is most welcome! A feedback survey link is provided within the PDF file.

Julie Myers, PsyD, MSCP

Licensed Psychologist, MS Clinical Psychopharmacology, Master Addiction Counselor, Board Certified Biofeedbachttp://www.DrJulieMyers.com.  

Written by Julie Myers, PsyD, MSCP

February 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm