SMART Recovery helps individuals gain independence from addictive behavior.
Much of the information utilized by SMART Recovery is drawn from the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), particularly from Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as developed by psychologist Albert Ellis Ph.D. What we offer is consistent with methods discovered by scientific research on effective treatment. As scientific knowledge advances, our program will be modified accordingly.
SMART Recovery is not a “12 step” program. SMART Recovery meetings are often smaller, allowing discussion and crosstalk. Some people choose to attend just SMART Recovery meetings while others choose to also attend AA or a variety of meetings. It is up to each individual to decide what works best.