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Old 06-04-2008, 10:38 AM
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What is your favorite tool and why?

Many secular programs are made up of tools. I was thinking a thread listing our favorite tools might be helpful to all of us so I started one!

My favorite tool is still the CBA or Cost Benefit Analysis. I now use it for many things besides my addiction.

SMART RecoveryŽ - CBA Four questions about my addiction

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Old 06-04-2008, 11:52 AM
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thank you Alera,thats a good tool
It is similar to a old ideas inventory I sometimes use.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:24 AM
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Just starting into smart recovery, I have been trying out the cba worksheet and now focusing on ABC while adjusting to being on meds again and waiting to see a counsellor.
I like the fact they have online meetings too for those of us who are no where near face to face meetings. I think they are excellent tools especially for us dual diagnosis individuals, the principals can be use to fight both urges, and anx/depression disorders. The REBT approach is amazing.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:30 AM
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Great post Alera! I just started looking into Smart myself. I find its concepts very enlightening and am looking forward to learning more. Thanks for the links!
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bballdad
thank you Alera,thats a good tool
It is similar to a old ideas inventory I sometimes use.
Yes, it is similar to that, isn't it? I find it helpful in so many ways in my life. Even decisions such as dealing with school issues are helped by that tool.

GailJ: I also find the online meetings helpful. Since the meetings are focused around the tools, being online is not such a hindrance as it would be if the meetings were more "people" focused like AA/NA. I have received so much help from those meetings.

Bugs, I think SMART might be a good fit for you after reading your other posts. Also, you can work both AA and SMART which is wonderful for people that prefer a multifaceted approach.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:56 PM
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The fishing rod and reel.

Because sometimes happiness is on the other end of it.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:08 PM
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Alera, I think SMART is a good fit for me...I like what I have been reading seems to be more my style! I see much benefit from the CBA worksheet.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:23 PM
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i'm glad i opened this thread....i've not looked into 'smart recovery'.

the worksheet is pretty neat and I going to take a look at the website

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Old 06-13-2008, 10:52 AM
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The fishing rod and reel.

Because sometimes happiness is on the other end of it.
A walk on the breakwater is where I find happiness. There are some wonderful fishermen there too.
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Letting go of thoughts that are harmful is my favorite.
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This forum.. because it keeps my mind busy for long periods of time.
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