S.M.A.R.T. Recovery at ANCHOR
Everyone has a behavior that they wish they could change. Some people might want to stop taking things personally; some people might want to be less angry; some people might want to stop chewing their fingernails. What if people wanted to stop habits that were unhealthy for them like smoking or drinking? How would they go about doing that? What goes into changing those habits?
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a program where we look at these unhealthy habits and examine the thought processes behind them. We will challenge these behaviors and take steps to change and replace them with others. We will learn the tools needed to alter the thought processes associated with unhealthy behaviors relating to addiction and dependence.
What kind of addictions are we talking about? While research has shown that LGBTQ people are more likely to develop addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol, there are other types of addictions to substances and behaviors. In addition to drugs and alcohol, substance addictions can include tobacco, sugar, and food. Behavioral addictions can include actions like gambling, shopping, gaming, having sex, eating, and thrill seeking.
Don’t have any of these dependencies or addictions? This program is effective for any behavior that you want to change.
How is this program different from programs like AA or NA? S.M.A.R.T. is not religion-based and focuses mainly on our ability to change our thoughts about unhealthy behaviors. S.M.A.R.T. has 4 points that are discussed:
1. Building and Maintaining Motivation
2. Coping with Urges
3. Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
4. Living a Balanced Life.
This program will help you become self-empowered and self-reliant in overcoming challenges. So the question remains: Are you up to the challenge? Come find out! Join us for S.M.A.R.T. Recovery at ANCHOR every Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:00.