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Episode 35: Smart Recovery: Perseverance in Recovery with Tom Horvath

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Episode 35: Smart Recovery: Perseverance in Recovery with Tom Horvath

Welcome to today’s show!

WHAT WE’LL LEARN:

  • How SMART compares to other 12 Step Groups
  • What SMART believes about the self-empowering vs. powerlessness approach
  • Tom feels SMART is a “haven” for Atheists and Agnostics
  • Tom thinks “cross talk” is a great benefit to SMART meetings
  • Tom shared how one knows if they are “right” for SMART based on a specific personality characteristic
  • What is SMART ‘s 4-point program
  • What are “Dual Citizens” in mutual help groups
  • What is the underlying mechanism of action in these groups that makes mutual help groups effective
  • What the T.S. Eliot quote says about rediscovery and how Tom has applied it to his own life especially when looking at his own family
  • Why Tom feels perseverance is the key to recovery
  • Why Tom feels it is so important to build up the new sober life in recovery so that it is less appealing to want to go back to the “old” life

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