Rebuilding Trust

The topic of rebuilding trust comes up frequently in meetings.  I keep mentioning this talk by Henry Steinberger at the 2013 SMART Recovery Conference.  It starts about 3:30 into this video, but the initial short talk on the “pause button” is worth watching too:


New Alternating Friday Meeting at the Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven

We’re very pleased to restart meeting at the Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512

SMART Recovery Connecticut’s founding facilitator, Joe Esposito (CASAC-T), will be running the meeting from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM on alternating Friday mornings. Please check our meetup site or the main SMART Recovery local meetings listing for exact dates.

We greatly appreciate the continued support of the Hagaman Memorial Library.

New Tuesday Night Meeting at the West Haven VA Health Center

We are very pleased to announce a new Tuesday night,  7:30 to 8:30 PM meeting will be held at the VA Hospital on Campbell Avenue in West Haven, Connecticut.

Loreen Lawrence will be the facilitator. The meeting is open to anyone. Please come to the main entrance and ask for directions to the meeting. Since this is a federal facility, you will be asked to provide ID.

Numerous people worked on getting this meeting started. SMART Recovery’s Founding President, Joe Gerstein, gave several presentations at the West Haven VA. We have also enjoyed the presence of several participants from the VA’s excellent PTSD treatment program at our other New Haven area meetings.

New Year Checkup

The New Year is a good time to take stock. After you have checked your smoke detector batteries:

If you’re making New Year resolutions, fill in a change plan worksheet. You can use the tools of SMART Recovery to plan and implement many changes in your life.

Saturday morning meetings over the holidays

Our Saturday morning meetings are usually held at the Wilson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library.  The library will be closed on December 26 and January 2, so we have temporarily moved the meetings to the Happiness Lab, 756 Chapel Street (the same location as our Wednesday night meetings). We will be back at the Wilson Branch Library on Saturday, January 9, 2016.