SMART Recovery is a “crosstalk” process group that uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to empower individuals struggling with addiction to take charge of their own recovery.
SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. It is evidence-based and it advances with science. It has no spiritual component, although one’s personal spiritual feelings are respected and welcome. There are no sponsors and no labels.
You do not have to identify as an “alcoholic” or an “addict” to share. A facilitator leads the group in respectful crosstalk that identifies irrational beliefs and suggests new ways of coping.
This recovery method is particularly effective with those who struggle with 12-Step concepts like “powerlessness.” It is, however, fully compatible with AA, and many people use both.
SMART Recovery is a recognized for addiction recovery by many of the top health and medical associations such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), American Academy of Family Physicians, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among others.
Because SMART Recovery is science-based, it is constantly evolving to keep up with the most recent medical advancements and techniques that have been proven to work.
What are The Goals of SMART Recovery?
This recovery method uses a 4-Point Program that helps people overcome many different types of addiction including drug or alcohol abuse and addiction, cocaine and prescription drug abuse, and even gambling addiction.
The Goals of SMART Recovery use the tools of the 4-Point Program to:
Build motivation to abstain
Learn to cope with urges
Manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Where Can I Find SMART Recovery in Southern California?
Inspire Malibu offers SMART Recovery sessions once or twice a week.
When: Monday and Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: 30101 Agoura Court, STE 103, Agoura Hills, CA 91301