SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training. SMART Recovery® is a successful nationwide abstinence-based self-help program for people who want to kick alcohol, drug or other addictive habits. Using principles of psychology, including motivational interviewing and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), individuals help themselves to overcome a problem habit, prevent relapses, and address habit-related personal problems.
Olympia House holds an open SMART Recovery® meeting for clients. The meeting is facilitated by a trained staff member and teaches REBT and sobriety skills and offers support and discussion regarding dependency-related topics.
The SMART 4-point program emphasizes the following:
- Enhancing motivation to become and stay abstinent from addictive behaviors
- Refusing to act on urges to use
- Managing life’s problems in a sensible and effective way
- Developing a positive, balanced and healthy lifestyle