When we, or a loved one is coping with an alcohol or drug problem, typically we are encouraged to attend AA or NA. 12 step programs certainly have their place in support for recovery from addiction. However, there are other options.
One option is SMART Recovery. SMART is capitalized because it stands for Self Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery has a strong basis in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Here are the 4 main focus points of SMART Recovery:
1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
2: Coping with Urges
3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
4: Living a Balanced Life
At the link above, you can learn how SMART Recovery could be a valuable resource for dealing with addictions or other problem behaviors, such as gambling, etc.
On our Resources page there is a link to the schedule of meetings in our area.