At Saturday's meeting, Phil requested I post information about SMART.
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a self-help approach to recovery from all addictions, including addictions to alcohol, substances, food, cigarettes, pot, love, sex, the internet, and many others. The active ingredient in SMART is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), developed in 1955 by Dr. Albert Ellis. REBT has spawned the variety of cognitive-behavior therapies now so popular among psychotherapists.
SMART does not rely on 12 Steps, Higher Powers, or spirituality. Rather, we appeal to those individuals who prefer a rational approach to life's problems. According to SR's radical message, no one is powerless over their addiction. We teach you concepts and strategies to use the power you have to beat your addictive behaviors.
Our meetings are open to the public and there's no charge. Please don't hesitate to sit in on a meeting and see for yourself how it works.
For a detailed description, go to: http://www.threeminutetherapy.com/smart.html
For San Francisco meetings, go to: http://www.threeminutetherapy.com/smartmeetings.html
For questions, call me at 415-673-2848 or email me at DrEdelstein@....