What Is ©Get S-M-A-R-T?
So, what is ©Get S-M-A-R-T and why have we developed this program?
I have been working with addictions for many years in courts, community agency settings, universities, and I have been struck by the number of people I have worked with that are frustrated, angry, defeated and hopeless with the system. People reoffend and I wonder, what are we doing that is inhibiting peoples growth and ability to be successful? I learn more from my clients about how they feel we (the system) herd people through the system that are experiencing legal consequences related to their use – they have been accustomed to the system treating them as a number, sending them to classes, they find , and I quote, “boring, unhelpful, full of statistics, they scare tactics, lots of people in a room watching videos and listening to someone lecture, they just want my money – no one cares to really help me.
Does this sound familiar? Does anyone else feel like we are just moving people through the system by checking it off the box? Are we looking at the recidivism rates? It’s time we, the system, ©Get SMART!! What we have been doing for years is NOT working. It’s time to move from traditional education to therapeutic education as a form of intervention! Calla Curriculums for Substance Use Disorders Get S-M-A-R-T® is a clinical early intervention solution!