Health department offering new addiction recovery program

The Russell County Health Department has begun a new SMART Recovery program that takes a fresh approach to addiction recovery.

SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The program uses a method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change.

The program was created as a way for people to overcome addictive problems through self-empowerment. Many people feel powerless and trapped within an addictive pattern. SMART helps them learn the skills they need to overcome their addictions.

In the mutual support meetings, participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life.

Locally, the program meets each Friday at noon at the Russell County Health Department, located at 211 Fruit of the Loom Drive in Jamestown. Attendees are asked to enter through the Environmental Department side entrance.

For more information, call 859-667-2292.