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Michael Werner has been with SMART since the beginning, though not in recovery himself. His motivation, as a facilitator, comes from seeing people transform their lives. If he’s learned anything, it’s that people are resilient and to never give up on them. Watch on our YouTube channel Learn more about becoming a SMART volunteer 25 […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 9, 2022, 6:44 pm
Guest blog by Jeffry Muhleman, SMART Recovery Facilitator Members of the LGBTQ+ community come to recovery with a unique set of issues. Please understand that these issues are not necessarily exclusive to the LGBTQ+ community, as anyone in a marginalized minority (defined by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, etc.) would find commonality with the many issues […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 7, 2022, 6:48 pm
Alicia Renegar is a Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach and SMART Facilitator in Columbus, Indiana. As a gay woman, she faced much adversity and discrimination throughout her life. She shares how she has turned this negativity into strength and is helping others on their path to recovery.   In this podcast, she talks about: The […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: June 2, 2022, 2:21 pm
SMART Recovery is excited to partner with Compris, Inc. in a research study for members and their families. Compris is interested in learning if guidance helps one understand their strengths, risks, and recovery support needs.  Compris is an easy-to-use, anonymous, digital tool that supports a person no matter where they are in life right now. […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 25, 2022, 2:18 pm
After a few stops and starts in his recovery, Rick Kuplinski is well into his recovery journey using the SMART Recovery tools and resources available. He has also created a few of his own tools that he uses during his meetings. Rick’s mantra of Head. Heart. Feet. keeps his participants engaged with meaningful thoughts and […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 19, 2022, 9:18 pm
Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning, best-selling author and opinion writer, whose focus is on changing the narrative of addiction and recovery. Two of her books Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction and Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, are among a long list of publications that […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 18, 2022, 1:25 pm
Chapter excerpted from the upcoming book: ADDICTED IN FILM Movies We Love About the Habits We Hate(And How They Can Help Anyone Recover Successfullyand Lead a Happier Life) by Ted Perkins, Facilitator and “Tips & Tools Guy” Reserve your copy today!100% of all future proceeds, from any Bookshop sales, will be donated to support SMART […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 11, 2022, 1:33 pm
Courts everywhere have mandated that secular, evidence-based addiction treatments, like SMART Recovery, must be offered to individuals as alternatives to 12-Step and other faith-based programs, if they so choose. Much of this is largely thanks to the tireless work of individuals like Sarah Levin. Sarah is founder and principal of Secular Strategies, a firm specializing […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 6, 2022, 6:54 pm
C.C.’s passion and enthusiasm towards his recovery is infectious. He uses the SMART Recovery tools and resources to cope with urges and manage his addiction. C.C. is happy to share his journey with others, in order to help them live Life Beyond Addiction. Watch on our YouTube channel. SMART Recovery Handbook ABC Tool DEADS Tool […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: May 5, 2022, 6:04 pm
Rob Russo (RobR62) found SMART Recovery several years ago and immediately clicked with the program. Six months in, he took the facilitator training, and now he facilitates three SROL meetings a week. Rob provides a space for other to connect and learn from one another in their paths to recovery. Watch on our YouTube channel […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: April 26, 2022, 4:17 pm
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