SMART RECOVERY® (Self-Management and Recovery Training)


Enterhealth has long included SMART Recovery, as an alternative to 12-step meetings, as a part of our treatment plan at the Ranch. It is a great support group for those suffering from an addiction who are interested in abstinence from a substance or activity. The program incorporates tools based on evidence-based addiction treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing – several of the therapeutic tools our patients have come to understand as effective ways to treat addictive, as well as co-occurring, behaviors.

Enterhealth Ranch offers a volunteer SMART Recovery group seven evenings a week and we encourage our patients to continue with this self-empowering, science-based, face-to-face and online support group once they discharge and continue their life of recovery.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® covers these important areas:

Building and Maintaining Motivation

  • Coping with Urges
  • Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
  • Living a Balanced Life

To maintain and build the desire to consider abstinence – when the commitment is not initially there – SMART Recovery Tools include:

  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Change Plan Worksheet
  • Hierarchy of Values
  • Goal Setting
  • ABCs of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (for both urge coping and emotional  upsets)
  • DISARM (Destructive Imagery and Self-talk Awareness and Refusal Method)
  • Brainstorming
  • Role-playing/Rehearsing
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Advanced Relapse Prevention Strategies

Sharing of personal experiences is encouraged during meetings as well as discussion of the tools that group members have found helpful to them on an ongoing basis allowing easy access to fellow participants who are seeking assistance in their own recovery practice.