Wed, May 27 | United Methodist Church of Kent

SMART Recovery Meeting

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® The SMART Recovery Program includes tools for accomplishing each of these points. POINT 1 Building and Maintaining Motivation POINT 2 Coping with Urges POINT 3 Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors POINT 4 Living a Balanced Life
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SMART Recovery Meeting

Time & Location

May 27, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
United Methodist Church of Kent, 1435 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240, USA

About The Event

CAN SMART RECOVERY HELP ME?

SMART Recovery can be used to address any addictive behavior. No matter what your addiction, the Program’s tools

and techniques will help you overcome the behavior. You’ll fi nd a warm and welcoming community in both our face-toface

meetings and online activities.

WHEN CAN I START?

You can get started right now. Visit our website,

www.smartrecovery.org to access introductory information

like slide shows and videos, meeting locations near you,

online meetings and chat sessions, a discussion message

board, and much more. SMART Recovery puts the tools in

your hands from the very beginning.

Furthermore, all of these tools are free.

HOW WILL SMART RECOVERY

ADDRESS MY NEEDS?

SMART Recovery uses tools based on scientifi cally-proven

methods for addiction recovery such as Cognitive Behavior

Therapy and motivational interviewing.

HOW DOES SMART RECOVERY WORK?

Here are some of SMART Recovery tools that can help

you in your recovery journey:

CHANGE PLAN WORKSHEET: This is a chart in which you

list your goals, how you will attain them, the ways in which

you will overcome obstacles and challenges, etc. The very

process of completing a Change Plan Worksheet will clarify

both your goals and the roadblocks to attaining them.

COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS: Often called “CBA,” this tool is

especially useful for increasing your motivation to abstain from

your addictive behavior.

The ABC’s of REBT: This tool from Rational Emotive

Behavior Therapy, pioneered by Dr. Albert Ellis, helps identify

our irrational beliefs, which in turn lead to poor consequences.

The ABC process helps us dispute our irrational beliefs and

thoughts until they no longer trigger the consequences we’re

tired of facing. We then create effective new beliefs to produce

more positive outcomes.

DISARM (Destructive Imagery and Self-talk Awareness and

Refusal Method): This tool exposes the thoughts and images

which urge us to pursue our addiction as inaccuracies,

excuses and rationalizations.

BRAINSTORMING: This technique is often used in face-toface

and online meetings. A participant introduces a question

or problem. Other participants then offer ideas and/or suggestions

without any judgment involved.

ROLE-PLAYING/REHEARSING: This tool is used mostly in

groups. An example would be rehearsing how to avoid addictive

behavior at a wedding or other high-risk upcoming event

with group members playing various roles.

WHAT MAKES SMART

RECOVERY DIFFERENT?

SMART Recovery advocates for choice in recovery, so that those seeking recovery know the variety of recovery options available and can choose among them. SMART Recovery encourages a holistic approach, with the goal being to achieve

a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Therefore, SMART Recovery does not require lifelong attendance. The goal of SMART Recovery is not for you to become a permanent participant but rather for you to “graduate’ when you feel healthy and

ready to live a balanced and sober lifestyle.

VISIT SMART RECOVERY ONLINE AT:

www.smartrecovery.org

SPECIFICS PLEASE?

online meetings and chat sessions, a discussion message

board, and much more. SMART Recovery puts the tools in

your hands from the very beginning.

Furthermore, all of these tools are free.

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