Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have proven to be extremely effective for people with addictions. In fact, millions of people have recovered as a result of their participation worldwide. SMART Recovery is another alternative that some may want to consider as well.
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SMART Recovery Meetings in Chino Valley, Arizona
Addictions are tough to live with and can be even tougher to get rid of. Most people who successfully recover from addictions do it with the help of addiction recovery groups. There are some addiction recovery groups available in Chino Valley, Arizona.
What is SMART Recovery?
SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART recovery is a community to support people who want to break free from addictive behaviors. This includes alcohol addiction, drug addictions of any kind, or even behavioral addictions like gambling or excessive spending.
SMART recovery uses a four-point system:
- Building and maintaining motivation
- Coping with urges
- Managing thoughts, feelings, and behavior
- Living a balanced life
SMART Recovery meetings differ from 12 Step programs. In SMART Recovery programs, a member does not have a sponsor to directly mentor them. The program also discourages the use of the terms addict and alcoholic. The SMART Recovery program also advocates for the appropriate use of psychological treatment and prescription medications.
SMART Recovery was created in the mid-1990s. It has grown to over 3000 meetings worldwide every week. All meetings are free to attend, including the online meetings. Members also have access to online message boards that are running 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Members do have the option to purchase SMART Recovery books and publications that can be useful to help them change their addictive behaviors.
Is There a Drug and Alcohol Problem in Chino Valley?
The 2019 National Survey of Drug Use and Health shows that across the United States 57.2 million Americans used drugs at least once in 2019. Some of the people in Chino Valley have used drugs or alcohol and may be fighting an addiction. Chino Valley is part of Yavapai County Arizona.
The Yavapai County Overdose Fatality Review Board’s spring 2020 annual report listed 68 accidental drug overdose deaths for 2019. The Arizona Department of Health Services supplies lists of drug and alcohol-related emergency room visits and hospitalization each year. These statistics are for 2018:
- Emergency room visits that listed alcohol as the first cause totaled 11,601 statewide, with 430 in Yavapai County
- Emergency room visits that listed drugs as the first cause totaled 18,660 statewide, with 692 in Yavapai County
- Hospitalizations because of alcohol as the first cause totaled 7908 statewide, with 360 in Yavapai County
- Hospitalizations because of drugs as the first cause totaled 7,028 statewide, with 290 in Yavapai County
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SpringBoard Recovery wants to help people overcome drug and alcohol addictions. No one should have to try to break addictive behaviors by themselves. There are some SMART Recovery meetings each week in Chino Valley, Arizona that people can attend. Please contact us today for more information.