SMART Recovery

Organization Type: Social & Community Services
Address: 5440 201a St Langley, Langley, British Columbia V3A1S8

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SMART Recovery 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.

Addiction Help for Individuals | Alternative to AA

The SMART program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the points:

1. Building and Maintaining Motivation
2. Coping with Urges
3. Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
4. Living a Balanced Life

People using the SMART Program:

  • Move away from addictions and toward satisfying lives
  • Learn tools and techniques for self-directed change
  • Benefit from improved tools as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves

A variety of tools and techniques are employed for each of SMART’s 4 Points, including the Cost/Benefit Analysis; Change Plan Worksheet; Hierarchy of Values; ABCs of Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (for both urge-coping and emotional upsets); DISARM (Destructive Imagery and Self-talk Awareness and Refusal Method); Brainstorming; and Role-playing/Rehearsing.

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Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur

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5440 201a St Langley, Langley, British Columbia V3A1S8

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