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Eboni Jewel Sears speaks frankly about her sexual maladaptive behavior and how she began to use SMART Recovery several years ago to overcome it. She also became a SMART Recovery facilitator and hosts a weekly meeting on the issue for others in recovery, especially vulnerable teens and young adults. Watch on our YouTube channel. Listen […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:41 pm
Matt Frank has been a SMART facilitator for over seven years.  His uses his experience and LGBTQ+ perspective to shape the tools and conversations to be most effective for his meeting participants.  In this podcast, Matt talks about: How pride can be a problem emotion SMART discourages using labels Practicing recovery actively Focusing on behavior […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 18, 2021, 6:59 pm
Shayn confronted use disorders as a youth, but successfully used SMART Recovery to overcome them and thrive, and now also hosts SMART Recovery meetings for teens who need help. Go Shayn! Everyone at SMART Recovery is delighted to work with you and proud of what you are accomplishing! Watch on our YouTube channel. Learn more […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 16, 2021, 1:12 pm
Saying goodbye to a friend and colleague as they leave an organization is almost always a bittersweet moment. We want them to embrace new possibilities and chapters in their lives, but at the same time we’ll miss them terribly. Jim Braastad, after 13 years of service to SMART Recovery, has retired. His impact was major, […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 3, 2021, 2:41 pm
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works! video the Keys to Happiness Part 1. In the first of this two-part episode on the Keys to Happiness, we examine six of the twelve aspects towards of happiness. Health and happiness are key goals and intended outcome of successful recovery. And […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 1, 2021, 12:54 pm
If you happen to partake in any of the following SMART activities, you’ve been touched by the work of SMART’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager Ali Adinaro: read blog, listened to podcasts, perused newsletters, opened emails, enjoyed social media posts, responded to fundraisers, and noticed website updates. Ali is involved in pretty much all things marketing and fundraising across the agency.  It started with a text. “I […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 20, 2021, 6:51 pm
Quite simply, he’s Ted the video guy. His job is not accounting (though his videos raise money), answering the phones (though his videos cause people to call), or directly training facilitators (though his videos are used by the training team). Essentially, Ted just loves telling stories, “Especially when it involves telling emotionally compelling stories of personal triumphs and […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 20, 2021, 6:50 pm
How is working with accountants like working with SMART Recovery employees? No, this is not setting up a punchline. SMART’s Director of Marketing, Anna Marie Murphy, provides a convincing answer. “My last job was with a CPA firm whose structure was really similar to SMART’s. Both have lots of representatives out in the community who need support […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 20, 2021, 6:46 pm
Talk about the right place at the right time. When Luke Frazier, SMART’s Communications Consultant, was sitting in a crowded coffee shop he was overheard talking about the kind of communications work he was doing. The person who overheard him happened to work for SMART Recovery, and they happened to be looking for someone to […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 20, 2021, 6:43 pm
Matt Rubin’s substance use and maladaptive behaviors were hurting him and those he loved.  But after attending his first SMART meeting three years ago, Matt felt empowered to make choices for a better future for himself.  Matt is now a SMART facilitator and is happy seeing the positive changes his participants are making in their […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 19, 2021, 3:38 pm
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