Why SMART Recovery?
SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is a unique program that helps patients recover from a wide array of addictive behaviors, including alcoholism, drug abuse, and gambling. Unlike some of the more traditional treatment systems, SMART focuses on how long-standing patterns of thought can be harmful to recovery. The goal is to utilize a tool called Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy to assess self-defeating beliefs and determine how they affect actions, ultimately improving quality of life.
How the SMART Recovery System Works
SMART uses the ABC method to help individuals cope with and overcome their addictions. Alone or in a group setting, each participant will:
- look at an activating event
- examine beliefs about the event
- assess consequences of that belief
- dispute the belief
- discover effective new thinking
By utilizing the ABC worksheet, patients can examine past thoughts and behaviors in order to find safer, more healthful solutions moving forward.
Additionally, SMART employs customized tools and techniques to aid patients in achieving the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program, which consists of the following:
Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life
With the aid of worksheets, role-playing sessions, and other tools, SMART inspires patients to believe in themselves and their ability to recover from addiction. The goal is to achieve freedom from addiction and find balance in life.
SMART Recovery offers a number of benefits for addiction recovery patients. Not only does the program sponsor in-person meetings all over the world, but it also hosts daily online meetings, making it possible to get support on the go. There’s also an online message board and a 24-hour chat room to provide aid.
The success rate of SMART recovery is very high since it works in correlation with other treatment programs. Understanding that recovery doesn’t work on a one-size-fits-all basis, SMART encourages patients to integrate other treatment modules, from AA and NA to doctor-prescribed medications, therapy, and more. Like Beachway, SMART evolves along with the latest scientific and medical advancements, so patients know they’re getting the most up-to-date and effective treatment for their addictions.
Trust Beachway with Your SMART Addiction Recovery
At Beachway Therapy Center, we are passionate about offering a multi-faceted program of individual, group, and family therapy. Recognizing that no one solution will work for every individual, we proudly support our patients on their distinct roads to recovery.
To learn more about SMART addiction recovery or another treatment program, don’t hesitate to call our addiction hotline at 877-284-0353 or get in touch online. We look forward to being your partner in healing.