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SMART Recovery training completed by WBI therapists


Wyoming Behavioral Institute (WBI) therapists treating adolescent girls in residential treatment recently completed SMART Recovery training. WBI Clinical Director Zack Bird explained that effort is made to continuously improve the therapy offered to residential patients to promote sustained recovery after patients discharge. SMART Recovery is a four-point program that supports youth who are struggling with substance use and abuse with building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and living balanced lives.

The SMART Recovery program continues after patients discharge through a community of recovery faceto-face and online. “We see our patients make progress every day they are in treatment, in therapy groups, in school and in family and social interaction,” Bird said. “We know that many of our patients are able to succeed after discharge with using the tools we have given them to make choices that will keep them on track. We also know that having a health support network matters and we are pleased to be able to connect with the SMART Recovery program.” For more information about the SMART Recovery program, visit www.smartrecovery.org.

About Wyoming Behavioral Institute

Wyoming Behavioral Institute (WBI) offers psychiatric residential trauma-informed care for girls ages 10 to 17 affected by emotional trauma and mental health crises. The Pathways program provides a supportive place for healing in which patients can develop new skills and learn appropriate methods of self-expression. The program is intended for girls who have experienced trauma and face lasting mental and emotional effects. Complex trauma exposures include loss, neglect, witnessing, maltreatment and separation. These experiences can lead to post-traumatic stress and other complex clinical symptoms such as behavioral difficulties, relationship struggles, decline in academic performance, high-risk behaviors including substance use.


For more information about the Pathways psychiatric residential treatment program at WBI, call 800-457-9312 For a virtual tour, visit https://wbihelp.com/treatment-services/child-adolescent-treatment/residential-trauma-informed-care/

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