Colorado

Oct 6, 2010 5:55 PM by Stephanie Collins

Free addiction support group

There is a new, free program being offered to the community through University of the Rockies, to help people deal with all kinds of addictions.

Robbin Trumble, a grad student at University of the Rockies, is hosting SMART, self management and recovery training, "SMART Recovery is an alternative form of recovery program for people with addictions or addictive behavior."

The program is considered holistic in it's approach, in that it uses cognitive, common sense skills to help people achieve positive lifestyle changes. For example, identifying an incident in your past that may have triggered the addiction, and using it as a cornerstone for recovery, "If you can change those irrational beliefs, you can often times change your feelings and emotions attached to beliefs about yourself and learn how to change behaviors," says Trumble.

Through the four point program, SMART Recovery can help treat any addiction from substance abuse to overeating to gambling. The overall goal is to help people find balance in their lives.

The free meetings are Thursday nights starting October 21st from 6-7:30 p.m. Anyone wanting to attend needs to call the clinic at 719-442-0606.

Click here for more information on the SMART Recovery program.

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