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Evidence-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Is Essential to Safe, Successful Recovery
The Importance of Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Practices Effective drug treatment approaches are designed to address the many facets of drug and alcohol addiction and how it affects the individual, their family and society as a whole. There are many types of evidence-based drug addiction treatment, and our knowledge about evidence-based practices evolves constantly as we learn more about addiction and how it affects the mind, body and spirit. Generally speaking, there are several guiding principles behind safe and effective evidence-based treatment programs. These include: Supportive Infrastructure The most effective addiction treatment programs have a supportive systems and structures approach. This means that many rehab ...

SMART Recovery Meetings: A Great Alternative to AA Support Meetings
Because Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – and offshoot programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – are the most widely known peer support groups for addiction recovery, many people are unaware that there are alternative programs that are equally beneficial for supporting addiction recovery. Programs like SMART Recovery® include non-12-step support groups that provide the same benefits as AA meetings. Although AA is widely endorsed, there are many people who don’t like AA for one reason or another. Some of these reasons include: They attended 12-step meetings but didn’t feel comfortable there. They don’t agree with the idea of addiction as an incurable disease that requires an ...

An Introduction to SMART Recovery®
Addiction is a serious condition that affects every part of a sufferer’s life. The recovery process is different for every addict. Almost every method, however, eventually entails analyzing one’s own behaviors and assessing environmental influences on the addiction. SMART Recovery® helps addicts eliminate addictive behaviors through careful self-analysis using scientifically based treatments. Understanding SMART Recovery® While most people are familiar with AA, or Alcoholics Anonymous, it is heavily faith-based and often supported by religious communities. Conversely, SMART Recovery® is secular and based on scientifically supported evidence and treatments. SMART Recovery® branded itself as such in 1994, after being known as the Alcohol ...