Living with addictive behaviors does not have to be an isolating experience, especially during this time of the year as our country and global community fights the COVID-19 epidemic. At Kenneth Young Center, we have transitioned to provide our SMART Recovery groups on Zoom in order to better meet our community members where they are at during this time. Through the Zoom platform, you can join via your computer or telephone with video and/or audio.
Living with addictive behaviors does not have to be an isolating experience
SMART Recovery is an evidence-based, community recovery program run by trained facilitators. During these drop-in group meetings, people can learn practical tools “to recover from all types of addictive behaviors: including: drug use, substance use, drug addiction, alcohol use, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities,” as the SMART website describes.
During each meeting, participants can share their experiences with addictive behaviors, develop goals, and learn practical tools to address urges, improve self-esteem, build and maintain motivation, and create a balanced life. Facilitators hold discussion space for participants, allowing the group to engage in cross talk.
Facilitators also make space to teach participants common psychotherapy that might be beneficial in their recovery journey, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. All SMART meetings are cost-free, donations welcome.
If you are looking for recovery support services, do not let social isolation impact you meeting your needs and getting better. We invite all people to join our SMART Recovery groups. Below you can see a listing of our groups per different communities. Please visit our website to register at https://www.cpydcoalition.org/smart-recovery