SMART Recovery Meetings at Alo House in Malibu, California
Alo House is proud to offer SMART Recovery Meetings to our clients and the general public in Malibu, California, every Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
What is SMART Recovery?
SMARTstands for “Self-Management And Recovery Training” and it’s a community of mutual-support groups found around the world.
SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based program developed in 1994 for people with issues of substance addiction that offers free support meetings that are open to the public.
While many meetings are made up of people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, they can also accommodate those with other types of addictive behaviors such as gambling or eating disorders.
Because SMART encompasses all types of addiction, it focuses on self-empowerment to help others overcome a self-destructive lifestyle and live a constructive and satisfying life using a 4-point program based on what has shown to be effective through addiction science.
The program teaches coping skills that can be used for both the short and long-term by focusing on the present instead of the past, except as a learning tool.
The Mission of SMART Recovery is to empower people to achieve independence from addiction problems with a science-based 4-Point Program®.
Our Rehabilitation Philosophy Is Based On Providing Non-Judgmental, Loving Support For Our Clients
What are the Goals of the 4-Point Program?
The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program encourages behavioral change through the following:
- Building and maintaining the motivation to change
- Coping with urges to use addictive substances
- Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors
- Living a balanced, positive, and healthy life
The program will be familiar to those who have learned cognitive behavioral techniques, as much of it relates to thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors.
Instead of examining past behaviors, the program explores the present and future and developing ways to encourage positive growth and happiness.
The SMART Recovery website provides a wide variety of tools and resources such as a meeting locator, online support community, webinars, podcasts, suggested reading list, and much more.
SMART Recovery Meetings at Alo House in Malibu are open to anyone that’s interested, and there’s no need to RSVP prior to attending. We hope to see you at the next meeting!
SMART Recovery Meeting in Malibu
- Open to the public
- Every Friday 6:30 pm
- Dessert provided!
Alo House Recovery Centers
28955 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
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