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What is SMART Recovery?

At Grace Counseling we realize that everybody is not the same.

We have counselors and programs available that partner with the AA/NA community and approach treatment with a strong foundation in the 12 steps. This program has a cognitive behavioral basis that incorporates the whole person interventions advocated in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and is proven effective.

We also realize that the twelve step program is not something with which everyone is comfortable. SMART Recovery is an alternative to the 12 steps that is based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. SMART Recovery uses facilitated support meetings along with a 4 point approach to treatment that includes:
Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

In addition, upon request we offer an intensive Relapse Prevention Program based on the CENAPS Living Sober Model. This program is designed for chronic relapsers or for those in recovery that feel they need extra support in preventing relapse. It is an 8 week program that requires a commitment of three nights a week attendance as well as homework assignments.