SMART stands for Self Management and Recovery Training. SMART Recovery is a free, abstinence-based, self-empowering support group to help you break free from any kind of addictive behavior. SMART believes that there are many pathways to recovery and that the power to change addictive behaviors resides within each individual.
SMART Recovery Self Management and Recovery Training is not a 12-step group. SMART Recovery is a support group for individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors, by teaching how to manage self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.
SMART Recovery is based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Stages of Change Therapy, and can be done as a stand alone support system, or in combination with the 12 Step Program. SCBH offers the most extensive SMART Recovery Training in the country, where, if you choose, you can learn how to lead and start your own SMART Meeting. We offer regular SMART meetings and groups at all our facilities.
SMART Recovery emphasizes FOUR POINTS:
SMART Recovery is based on 4 well researched theories: