SMART Recovery

Self-Help Addiction Recovery | SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® | Alternative to AA

Like many committed SMART Recovery volunteers, Maggie Reilly was moved by a personal situation. Her husband had been struggling in recovery, and Maggie didn’t feel she was getting the necessary skills for her own success. After searching for alternatives to traditional, Maggie discovered an online SMART Recovery Family and Friends meeting. “It’s about life skills and not just recovery,” she says of the program, which helped […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 19, 2020, 5:13 pm
As a social worker, Kathy Lang had experience helping people through difficult situations, but she had no training in addiction.  When her son became addicted to opioids following a surgery, Kathy was thrust into the position of trying to help her son while also holding her family together. Several unsuccessful attempts at recovery had left the […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 19, 2020, 2:17 pm
During his 50-day rehab program, Don Nicewander of Grand Rapids, Michigan, learned about several treatment programs. The program he gravitated toward was SMART Recovery. Two months later, Don completed the online training and became a certified meeting facilitator. He says there is “nothing more satisfying than being a SMART facilitator.” Click here to view the […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 16, 2020, 9:36 pm
SMART Recovery USA CoronavirusThis message is intended for participants and attendees of our face-to-face meetings around the country. If you are a SMART Recovery volunteer, please click here to read an important announcement.  To our meeting participants: We understand there may be concerns about SMART Recovery face-to-face meetings. We are currently contacting our face-to-face facilitators to offer and assist […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 15, 2020, 4:27 pm
Peter, SMART Recovery Regional Coordinator for South Dakota, shares his life story with Adina Silvestri, EdD LPC, on her podcast, Atheists in Recovery.  You will hear how Peter’s existential crisis led him to embrace the joy in recovery and how he is now working to help others do the same. Click here to hear Peter’s […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 13, 2020, 2:35 am
An internist by profession, Dr. Richard Bozian has dedicated 25 years to the science of healing addiction using SMART Recovery tools. Through his work with SMART Recovery in the Cincinnati area and as an ambassador for the program in a variety of capacities, the centenarian exemplifies what commitment to the recovery process is all about. […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 13, 2020, 2:33 am
SMART Recovery USA CoronavirusDear SMART Community: The SMART Recovery USA leadership and staff are closely following news about the Coronavirus in order to determine the best course of action for our face-to-face meetings around the country. SMART Recovery International developed the general communication found below, including web links where you can find the most current information from trusted worldwide resources. We added links […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 11, 2020, 4:07 pm
For over six years, Kathy Lang has been an online SMART facilitator for Family & Friends.  In a former career, Kathy was a social worker.  It wasn’t until coping with a family member’s addiction, that she realized the information and help available to family and friends through SMART Recovery. Kathy completed the facilitator training program […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 6, 2020, 4:00 pm
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works! video on the topic of Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA).  One of the core principles in SMART Recovery is the idea of Acceptance – of yourself, your life, and OTHERS in your life.  In this Tips & Tools episode, we follow up on last […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: March 4, 2020, 3:42 pm
To our entire SMART community: The leadership of SMART Recovery USA has made the tough decision to forego our 2020 Annual National Conference in lieu of an in-depth strategic planning initiative we have already started. While our annual National Conference has always served as a means to develop and expand our networking and relationships with […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: February 29, 2020, 11:48 am
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