Have you heard about SMART Recovery? This program is one you’re likely to learn about when you connect with our team at Archstone Behavioral Health. Self-Management and Recovery Training, or SMART, is designed to support you in overcoming addiction. SMART Recovery aims to help you to move on with your life after you’ve worked through the challenges of addiction. It may be one of the tools you invest in.
What Is SMART Recovery?
SMART Recovery is a type of treatment community in which a group of people will meet to work on moving beyond their addiction. It utilizes a range of tools and methods based on scientific research to help you to make better choices for your health and wellbeing. The organization itself is available throughout the country and often offers local branches.
It is also a component of treatment programs like those we offer at Archstone Behavioral Health. If you are interested in SMART Recovery, be sure to reach out to our team to learn more about what it is and how it works. SMART is not a 12-Step or AA program. It can be used for drug or alcohol addiction as well as for behavioral disorders.
How Does SMART Recovery Work?
The main component behind SMART Recovery is to rely on groups for self-empowerment. You’ll have access to meetings and resources that allow you to stay motivated after you’ve completed your drug or alcohol rehab program. The goal is to prevent cravings and to give you the ability to carve out the balanced life you desire.
You’ll learn and grow with areas of improvement, such as:
- Building self-motivation and self-discipline
- Learning to resist urges
- Changing self-destructive thoughts into healthy decisions
- Setting goals and reaching them through milestones
- Giving yourself time and patience as you recover
One key to remember about SMART recovery is that relapses are viewed in a different light. The goal is to abstain and not use drugs or alcohol again. However, instead of viewing relapse as a failure or a weakness, you are able to see it as a mistake. You can recognize what happened and then move beyond it with the help of your connections to others. By removing the blame and pain associated with relapse, it may be possible to get back on track sooner.
Getting started with SMART Recovery means embracing drug and alcohol rehab. You’ll work hard during these programs to find the support and guidance you need to start healing in therapy. After you complete your rehab program, you’ll then move to a SMART program to continue it into day-to-day life.
How Can You Turn the Page on Addiction?
For those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, taking that first step is critical. That means reaching out to us. If you are in rehab right now, ask us about SMART Recovery and how accessible it is to you. If you’re just getting ready to get help, let us provide it. Give our team a call to learn about our comprehensive programs and treatment options. With numerous holistic therapies, you’ll see yourself healing sooner.
Choose to learn more about each of our treatment programs:
- Medical detox
- Residential treatment programs
- Medication-assisted therapy
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient program
Embrace the Change You Need by Calling Archstone Behavioral Health
At Archstone Behavioral Health, we want you to have access to the very best level of care for your needs. That includes the SMART program. If you are ready to find out how this type of treatment can help you, reach out to us today. SMART Recovery may open the door for new opportunities for you. Learn more by calling 561.631.9478 or connecting with us online now.