SMART Recovery Program at Banyan Mass
At Banyan Massachusetts, our therapists have a wide variety of therapeutic skills, one of which is training in SMART Recovery. Self-Management and Recovery Training, or SMART Recovery, is a global community of support groups that all have the same goal – to help people get sober and stay sober. The SMART Recovery Program at our Massachusetts addiction treatment center includes group sessions where participants can speak about their recovery struggles and lean on each other for support. Like our other addiction therapies, our SMART Recovery meetings are led by licensed therapists to ensure that participants are also receiving education on addiction and learning valuable and healthy coping skills for relapse prevention.
The Four Points of SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery training is one of the most effective addiction therapies at Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts. Addiction is a difficult disease to recover from because it affects both the mind and body. While a person may be healing physically, they may struggle to make progress in their psychological growth. Many individuals begin abusing drugs and alcohol to cope with a deeper problem. With the help of programs like the SMART Recovery Program, those in recovery from addiction can learn more about addiction and promote inner change.
Essentially, there are four points of the SMART Recovery Program:
- Building and maintaining motivation
- Coping with addiction cravings and urges to use drugs or to drink
- Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
- Living a balanced and addiction-free life
SMART Recovery groups also promote growth in self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. Addiction is a complicated disease; codependency and enabling behaviors are common aspects of a mishandled and untreated substance abuse disorder. While loved ones may mean well, comprehensive and professional treatment approaches and therapies are best for a healthy recovery. With the help of SMART Recovery Programs like the one offered at Banyan Massachusetts, patients can develop independence and learn how to stand on their own two feet during recovery. Although independence is one of the many areas in which we hope patients will improve, SMART Recovery also offers peer support so participants can develop friendships, learn from each other, encourage each other, and develop effective relapse prevention strategies. Our Massachusetts addiction treatment incorporate SMART Recovery tools to ensure that our patients are as prepared as possible to face recovery outside of our facility.
Many individuals who complete their rehab program are worried about their future outside of rehab. The thought of going from 24-hour care and support to being on your own in recovery can be terrifying. The effects of addiction on relationships, mental health, and physical health can also make it difficult to reconnect with loved ones and adjust to everyday life. But that’s the thing, you’re never alone! Not only does Banyan Massachusetts offer a SMART Recovery Program but we also offer an alumni program to continue supporting patients who have completed their addiction treatment with us.
Addiction is a difficult disease, but you don’t have to go through it alone. If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, contact Banyan now to learn more about the levels of addiction care we offer.
Other Treatment Options
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Massachusetts, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction is 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.