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12 Step vs SMART Recovery

Our Approach is integrated, which means we offer both faith-based (12 Steps) or evidence-based (SMART Recovery) support groups in-house and in the community. We’ll help you explore both approaches while you are in treatment and guide you in choosing what works for you.

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The 12 Step Program

We believe that a person’s choice of which community support meetings they attend should be an informed one. We explain recovery concepts from an integrated perspective, discussing Resurgence’s approach to addiction treatment and the 12 Step philosophy.

12 Step meetings are offered and encouraged. We will immense you in to the 12 Step Program while you are in treatment at Resurgence, along with exposure to other addiction support group options. You may choose to “work the steps” with a sponsor or during your individual sessions with experienced counselors.

The term “12 Step” is used to refer to a number of programs that are substance specific, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous etc., and are based on the 12 Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). Alcoholics Anonymous, in the U.S. and Canada alone, consists of millions of members that make up a support network known as “The Fellowship”.

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous:

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Continued to take personal inventory and promptly admitted when we were wrong.

Sought, through prayer and meditation, to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

SMART Recovery

At Resurgence, we believe that a person’s choice of which type of community support meetings they attend should be an informed one. That is why we explain recovery concepts from an integrated perspective, discussing Resurgence’s approach to addiction treatment and the SMART Recovery philosophy.

SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. It’s an alternative to 12 Step support groups that are based on the latest research and scientific advances in addiction. SMART groups approach addiction as an undesirable behavior, rather than as a character defect or a disease. SMART’s official approach on addiction as a disease, “If it’s a disease, don’t use. If it’s not a disease, don’t use.” SMART Recovery works whether you believe addiction is a disease or not.

SMART meetings are offered and encouraged at Resurgence. We will expose you thoroughly to SMART Recovery while you are in treatment at Resurgence, along with exposure to other addiction support group options. You may even choose to be trained as a SMART Recovery Group Facilitator while you are in treatment!

Without a doubt, Resurgence is a leader in providing SMART Recovery resources and education to our clients. Many clients choose to come to us for this very reason.

SMART Recovery is a non-profit organization and is the 2nd largest addiction support group in the world, after 12 Step Groups. SMART Recovery has 2500 face-to-face meetings currently operating around the globe. They also have an extremely active online community, which can be accessed at www.smartrecovery.org.

SMART Recovery is abstinence based, focused on stopping and staying free from all addictive behaviors and substances.

There are four points to the SMART Recovery program:

1. Staying Motivated
2. Coping with Urges
3. Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors, and
4. Lifestyle Balance

SMART is based on four well known behavioral theories of psychology:

1. Stages of Change
2. Motivational Interviewing
3. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and
4. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

SMART meetings are led by trained facilitators and usually last 90 minutes. At a SMART meeting, cross-talk (comments and suggestions between meeting participants) is encouraged.

What Makes Our Customized
Treatment Different?

Our customized treatment approach is what sets us apart from other treatment centers. We are not a one size fits all treatment facility. Our treatment plans are customized to each patient’s needs and preferences. These plans are administered by our staff of highly motivated and expert professionals.

Help Is Waiting, Call Us Now!

Call Us 888-700-5053

*As required by law, all communications with Resurgence Behavioral Health are HIPAA Compliant and 100% Confidential

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