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SMART Recovery 4 Point Program

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Since I will be referencing various programs of recovery and relating it to sugar addiction, I will do a series of posts about these programs. In previous posts, I listed the basic tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous and Women for Sobriety. Today I will list the basics of SMART Recovery.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program offers tools and techniques for each program point:

1: Building and Maintaining Motivation

2: Coping with Urges

3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

4: Living a Balanced Life

The SMART Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
  • Provides meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions.
  • Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives.
  • Teaches techniques for self-directed change.
  • Supports the scientifically informed use of psychological
    treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication.
  • Works on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug
    abuse as complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological
    factors.
  • Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.
  • Differs from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.

Here are links to the SMART Handbooks for those that would like to learn more:

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