SMART Recovery

SMART is a self-help program for recovery from addictive behavior. Our purpose is to support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behavior, (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.

If you want to address any addiction or harmful habit, SMART Recovery can help. Major changes can be overwhelming. SMART’s practical tools and social supports are proven effective to support and sustain successful long-term life change.
Harmful habits include substance addictions (to alcohol and other drugs), as well as activity addictions (to behaviors like sex, relationships, spending, gambling, eating, exercise, and self-injury). No matter your harmful habit, SMART can help you change it.

SMART is not just any mutual-support program. Our science-based approach emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance. There’s no lifetime commitment; you decide when the time is right to move on. You choose how to personalize your own plan for successful change. SMART can be used both as a stand-alone program or in combination with other recovery paths. SMART Recovery recognizes the only one who can become truly expert on your recovery is you.

How is SMART Different?
It is based on modern cognitive/behavioral methods, particularly Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). SMART teaches people practical, proven self-management and recovery skills.

What are Groups Like?
SMART Recovery® groups are small, allowing for cross-talk, discussion and practice of many specific methods. The focus is on learning how to increase your motivation to quit, handling urges without acting on them, developing new ways of coping with problems and creating a healthy, positive lifestyle.

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