The SMART recovery approach is a little different from the 12-step approach of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. It focuses more on self-reliance and self-empowerment. SMART recovery meetings are supportive and educational, and they include open discussions. The SMART recovery program considers substance abuse and addiction to be complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological features, and it teaches techniques for self-directed change. While there are not currently any SMART recovery meetings that are being held in the Vail, Colorado area, recovered drug addicts and alcoholics who live in Vail and are interested in SMART recovery are encouraged to check out their online meetings or consider starting a SMART recovery meeting of their own.
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