Delray Center for Addiction Medicine hosts weekly SMART Recovery meetings, Monday through Friday. These meetings are free and open to the public.
We also offer additional closed meetings for clients enrolled in our Partial Hospitalizing & Intensive Outpatient Programs throughout the week. Delray Center for Addiction Medicine has several SMART- certified facilitators on staff.
SMART, Self Management And Recovery Training, is a non-profit organization that provides free support groups to those aiming to be free from addictive behaviors. SMART Recovery teaches patients practical self-help tips designed specifically to help them abstain from addictive behaviors such as drinking or using drugs. Tools taught in this program also help people build healthy and positive lifestyle habits and choices.
Unlike Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery isn’t a 12-step recovery program. SMART avoids labels such as “addict” and instead focuses on addictive behaviors, which can include substance abuse as well as behavioral addictions. At Delray Center for Addiction Medicine, SMART Recovery meetings are facilitated by one of our SMART-trained staff members. During meetings attendees are encouraged to discuss their struggles with addiction or issues they’re facing in recovery. The goal of SMART meetings is to focus on growth and problem solving, not past events, which may reaffirm damaging belief systems.
SMART Recovery is based on a foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, is based upon the idea that thoughts create feelings, and feelings lead to action. REBT believes that by managing beliefs and emotions, people can prevent self-destructive actions, such as drinking or drug use. Using this idea, SMART Recovery teaches attendees to manage their emotions through different skills in order to quit addictive behaviors.