SMART Recovery Program

There are many powerful and successful recovery programs available, but not every program meets the needs of every person. The SMART Recovery Program (Self-Management and Recovery Training) deals not only with abusive actions, but the underlying feelings that lead to actions that lead to disruptive behavior.

What is the SMART Recovery Program?

Self-Management and Recovery Training conducted by Desert Parkway in Las Vegas, NV is abstinence-based group therapy that focuses on empowerment and healing from within. Daily group sessions are attended by both in-patient and out-patient participants, and are 100% confidential.

SMART Recovery is not just for substance abuse issues. It can also be used when someone is struggling with any kind of addiction including gambling, shopping, internet use, eating, and many more.

The SMART 4-Point Program

During our daily sessions, discussions are centered around the main tenets of the program, the SMART 4-Point Program. The 4 points are:

  • Build and maintain MOTIVATION
  • COPE with urges
  • MANAGE thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Lead a BALANCED LIFE

The SMART Recovery Program Difference

The primary setting for the SMART Recovery Program is group therapy, but on a case-by-case basis it may also include one-on-one counseling. A Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC) helps the participants identify maladaptive behaviors and then, through didactic engagement, challenges them to change themselves.

In layman’s terms, SMART believes that each encounter is a teaching moment, and the SMART Recovery Program incorporates the psychological and emotional aspects of addiction recovery in addition to the physical factors.

How Does One Know If They Need the Program?

In reality, if you are wondering if you need help, then you probably need help. There are 4 brief questions you can ask yourself, and if you answer yes to even just one, you should consider the SMART Recovery Program. Start by asking yourself:

  • Do I use more of a substance or engage in the behavior more often than in the past?
  • Do I have withdrawal symptoms when I don’t use the substance or engage in the behavior?
  • Have I ever lied about my use of a substance or engagement in behavior?
  • Has anyone ever told me they think I have a problem with substance use or addictive behavior?

Time for Recovery in Las Vegas, NV

If you are concerned about your own health and behaviors, or those of a loved one, and are in the Las Vegas area, it is time to contact Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. Help and more information is just a phone call away.

Our skilled and compassionate staff will help you with an initial assessment and, if deemed necessary, guide you through the admissions process, while providing more information about our successful SMART Recovery Program and other Desert Parkway programs. We will treat you with the respect, compassion, and dignity that you deserve.