Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics anonymous but SMART Recovery is still up and coming.
Let’s have a look at how SMART Recovery helps addicts free themselves from their addictive behavior:
In order to change any behavior or to break a habit, you need to be motivated. As a matter of fact, it’s hard enough to build motivation, let alone maintain it. SMART Recovery helps those struggling with addiction find the motivation to change their addictive behaviors and maintain enough motivation to continue doing so in the long term.
Many addicts use their addictive behaviors as coping mechanisms. If the behavior did not carry a reward of some sort, there would be no urge to continue doing that behavior. SMART Recovery teaches addicts new coping mechanisms for dealing with trials in their daily lives. Eventually, addicts choose to refrain from addictive behavior altogether.
Action vs. Reaction
SMART Recovery teaches addicts to manage all aspects of daily living, including cyclical thinking, urges and ultimately behaviors. The heart of SMART Recovery is about teaching addicts how to solve problems so that they cope with their addictive thinking and function as a contributing individual in society.
Addicts have a tendency to look at things in black and white. There are no shades of gray for them. The addict knows that he is either high or sober, that it’s light or dark, it’s a good food or a bad one, it’s night or day.
Part of the SMART Recovery program is a push toward balanced living, attaining and maintaining a balance of both short term goals and long term goals and a number of strategies for addicts to implement in order to achieve that ideal.
Help is available. If you believe you may be suffering from addiction, contact New Horizon Recovery today. Do not give up!