SMART Recovery

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

The SMART Community had the opportunity to hear from Board President Bill Greer and Executive Director Mark Ruth as they shared their perspectives on what the SMART community has accomplished in 2020 and where we are headed in 2021.   Watch this video on our YouTube channel Support SMART’s Recovery Month Fundraising efforts Download the PowerPoint […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: September 23, 2020, 5:32 pm
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works! video National Recovery Month. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the achievements made by those living in recovery.  The journey to recovery is not easy, but it is worth it, and SMART Recovery is proud to be a part of it. […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: September 17, 2020, 4:25 pm
Jay Gibson E&O Fund - 2Lisa Gibson knows firsthand that losing a loved one to addiction is devastating. Her son Jay died in February 2018 after an alcohol-related brain injury. One source of consistent support for Lisa has been Jay’s many friends. These friends immediately engaged in supporting the cause Jay’s family choose to highlight at the celebrations of Jay’s […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: September 16, 2020, 6:11 pm
Alexander Cardé wants to shout from the rooftop so that everyone would know about SMART Recovery. Instead he uses his passion and voice to facilitate face-to-face and online meetings. He encourages people to take the Get SMART Fast Training Program because he knows SMART makes an impact in people’s lives, just like it did in […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: September 4, 2020, 6:47 pm
Written by SMART Family & Friends Facilitator, Kathy Lang In the online Family & Friends meetings that I facilitate, one of the more difficult issues that sometimes arises is the decision whether to end a relationship with a family member struggling with addictive behavior. Faced with the frustration, exhaustion, and negative emotions that have developed, […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: September 2, 2020, 2:28 pm
In the United States Army, he was an E-4 Specialist with the 42 INF Div., serving in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  As a private person, Michael Hooper was a man struggling with alcohol abuse and depression.  He didn’t know where to get help until he called the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline.  From there Michael was introduced to […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: August 27, 2020, 4:12 pm
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works! video Unconditional Life Acceptance. In this next episode of the Unconditional Acceptance series, we learn that while we may not have the ability to change our life circumstances immediately, we have the power to change the negative ways we think about them, learn […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: August 20, 2020, 7:05 pm
Provided by Reese Jones, guest contributor Due to the global pandemic, services and care centers have become less accessible to individuals recovering from substance and behavioral addiction. Rehabilitation centers have limited the number of admissions and some clinics have even shut down to prevent the spread of the virus. This has caused significant disruption to […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:59 pm
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works! video The DISARM Method. In this video we define DISARM, share its history, show how to objectify urges, and what to do when they happen . Checkout the SMART Toolbox for additional resources. Click here to watch this helpful video on our YouTube […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: July 30, 2020, 1:18 pm
Growing up, Betty Jacobs knew her family and the community would not be open and accepting of her sexual orientation, so she hid her true identity.  She followed the “normal” route and got married and had children because being a mom was something she always wanted.  But there was more to Betty that people needed […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: July 29, 2020, 4:04 pm
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