Based on SMART Recovery's Family and Friends (www.smartrecovery.org/family) the therapists at Above and Beyond offer a daily (Monday through Friday) safe, anonymous meeting that teaches attendees the many ways in which they can handle out-of-control family-member addiction problems.
We're seeking a group Co-FACILITATOR who can help us to develop a consistent, non-judgemental culture in each of these groups. It will be an assisting position, being present from noon to one, on any weekday or just one, and learning about the many evidence-based SMART Tools as they relate to problematic relationships.
Utilizing (and offering) the SMART Family and Friends Handbook, we teach victims how to use effective, non-confrontational support for a dysfunctional loved one (with Substance Use Disorder) using positive communication skills and tools, which have been proven to be more successful than harsh interventions or complete detachment.
SMART's self-empowering program uses tools based on cognitive therapy to help you level out your emotional roller coaster and learn better ways of dealing with your unique situation. Our mutual desire is that your loved one will take on the choice to pursue their own recovery and that you will learn ways of improving your life at the same time.
However, things do not always go the way we hope they do, in which case SMART F & F offers alternative choices you can make, via your way of thinking about the situation that you find yourself in, so that you can best help yourself, your family members, and your loved one(s).
The Mission of Above and Beyond is to build an individualized treatment experience that is available to anyone in need regardless of their economic status. Our clients and clinicians create therapeutic alliances that design and execute personalized programs of recovery that co-exist side-by-side personal development and growth goals. We believe that recovery is a process that requires meeting individuals where they are at as well as addressing their environmental life circumstances such as: education, employment readiness, interpersonal relationships, and social reintegrative abilities and activities.
We are a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals who seek recovery from alcohol and drugs at no charge whatsoever. We're free.