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Charles True become involved with SMART Recovery during his early days as a surviving “cocaine cowboy” in Miami Beach in the early 1980s. He managed to survive that habit to grow into an inventor and lead designer of oil field and liquids management equipment, transportation technologies and software design, in his decades as an international […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: January 12, 2020, 2:59 pm
SMART Recovery is pleased to announce the sale of our new publication!  Successful Life Skills is a turnkey, meeting-ready format that trained volunteers can use to competently and confidently facilitate discussion meetings in a correctional environment. The book lays out a flexible, robust 12-week approach that gives meeting participants proven life skills and helps them define […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: January 10, 2020, 5:05 pm
In a short time, Dan Hostetler has established himself as a leading SMART Recovery ambassador. As executive director of Above & Beyond Family Recovery Center, located in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, Dan and his group have demonstrated the effectiveness of choice in recovery programs. After taking the SMART Recovery Facilitator Training, Dan introduced SMART […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: January 9, 2020, 8:20 pm
Dear SMART Community, As we close out our 2019 Silver Anniversary year, we completed our greatest decade of growth and an outstanding year. Leading SMART all the way is our thousands of volunteers who save and renew lives at meetings around the world. We have provided a short 2-minute video that shows some of the […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: January 7, 2020, 4:47 pm
11 Tips and Ways to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink(That can be helpful in dealing with urges to use drugs, too) While there is no magic bullet to stop urges to drink or cravings for alcohol, there are ways to manage and reduce u­rges or cravings to drink. In this article, we provide 11 empirically validated ways to help you manage urges and cravings: […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: January 7, 2020, 2:11 am
Kathy Lang found SMART Recovery during her son’s eight-year addiction to opioids, an addiction that, like those of many others, started when he was prescribed hydrocodone after a major surgery. Kathy was a social worker by training and profession but had no formal training in addiction. And when she couldn’t help her son, it was […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: December 20, 2019, 4:18 pm
Like so many in sports and other walks of life, the introduction and ongoing accessibility to painkillers after an injury became DeSean Duncan’s ticket to addiction. How DeSean Found Opioids DeSean grew up in a suburb of Boston, excelling both on the football field and on the streets. He punched his ticket to get off […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: December 13, 2019, 7:42 pm
As a self-described hands-on mom, Anne DeMarzo was shocked to learn that one of her children had a drug dependency. Eager to help not just her son but also her family, Anne connected with the Center for Motivation and Change in New York City and found assistance through the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: December 13, 2019, 6:33 pm
The holidays are here again. In keeping with our holiday traditions here at SMART Recovery, we are once again offering our annual New Year’s Eve Around-the-World event through SMART Recovery Online (SROL). This nonstop meeting, with hourly start times, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on December 31, 2019, and ends at 2:30 a.m. ET on […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: December 12, 2019, 8:34 pm
What’s your plan? December is here and opportunities for urges and cravings seem to be everywhere. SMART volunteers have put their heads together to offer some suggestions to help you navigate this month’s challenges. Remember, people who achieve long-term sobriety have three characteristics in common: They make a firm commitment to abstinence. They make lifestyle […]
Author: SMART Recovery
Posted: December 11, 2019, 2:00 pm
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