“Smart Recovery” Offering Free Services No Matter What Your Addictive Behavior
This article was published on: 10/7/19 8:02 PM by Mike Minarsky
No matter what your addictive behavior is, a company called Smart Recovery says they can help. SMART Recovery is an international non-profit organization that provides assistance to individuals seeking abstinence from addiction. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The SMART approach is secular and science-based, using cognitive behavioral therapy and non-confrontational motivational methods and is going to be in our area every Wednesday from 7 to 830 at Voluntown elementary, 195 Main St, Voluntown.
SMART Recovery is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other twelve-step programs. SMART differs from AA by not encouraging individuals to admit powerlessness over addictions, not using the concept of a “Higher Power”, and not endorsing the disease theory of alcoholism. Addiction is viewed by the organization as a dysfunctional habit, rather than a disease, while allowing that it is possible that certain people have a predisposition toward addictive behavior.
The meetings are free for all wishing to attend and are intended to be informational as well as supportive.