SMART Addiction Recovery for Drugs and Alcohol | Banyan Chicago

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery at Banyan Chicago

At Banyan Chicago, we believe that substance abuse disorders are expansive problems that require a comprehensive treatment plan in order for patients to find long-term sobriety and success in their recovery journeys.

Because we want to help our patients heal completely, we offer various types of addiction therapies and programming including our Chicago SMART recovery group.

What Is SMART Recovery?

SMART recovery stands for self-management and recovery training and is a global network of support groups for those in addiction recovery. SMART recovery meetings follow the format of an open discussion and encourage participants to help resolve one another’s problems. Although participants are looking to others for support, with time they come to discover their own self-empowerment and self-reliance as they realize that they can find solutions.

SMART recovery is scientifically based and also exposes participants to a variety of tools and techniques designed to progress them through the program’s 4-points:

  1. Building and maintaining motivation throughout recovery
  2. Coping with urges and addiction cravings
  3. Learning to better manage thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
  4. Trying to live a more balanced lifestyle

The Benefits of SMART Recovery for Addiction

Early recovery from substance abuse is a vulnerable time for many, and the possibility for relapse is often high. A SMART addiction program can provide a much-needed level of support. During early recovery, especially, many people are struggling to navigate their new way of life.

While friends and family may be there to support them, these people likely do not know what their loved one is going through and are unable to offer the kind of understanding that a person in recovery needs. A SMART recovery group offers peer support with people in recovery who are all struggling with similar problems. Together the group will work through their issues. This type of setup creates a strong sense of community that people in recovery can turn to during times of vulnerability.

Along with peer support, the tools and techniques used can help those in recovery in a variety of ways including:

  • Initiating or pushing forward progress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Creating more self-control
  • Helping people take responsibility for their actions and behaviors
  • Reducing the risk of relapse

Our SMART Recovery Group in Chicago

Because of the several benefits of this program, we have adapted our own SMART recovery program in Chicago and incorporate these group meetings into all levels of addiction treatment. These programs give our patients the opportunity to interact in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

Because treatment and early recovery come with many new challenges and problems, SMART recovery lets our patients try to work through these issues on their own, instead of solely relying on staff members. Our Chicago SMART recovery group also helps create a sense of community within their facility that patients can turn to, long after formal treatment has concluded and they enter the rehab alumni program. Through SMART recovery, as well as our other programs at our facility, patients will gain a variety of new skills and tools that they can apply to their sobriety journey and increase their chances of creating a happier, healthier, and substance-free future.


Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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