SMART Recovery

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For all of our valued volunteers, colleagues and friends who won’t be able to join us at our National Conference this year, we are happy to offer free Live Stream coverage of many of the weekend’s presentations on SMART Recovery’s YouTube Channel. Live coverage of the conference starts on Saturday, September 21, at 9:00 a.m. CDT. […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: September 16, 2019, 6:25 pm
The first film to feature SMART Recovery as its treatment focal point. People often wonder: Does art imitate life, or is it vice-versa? When it comes to the realities of addiction treatment in America, perhaps it’s neither. This is particularly true of Hollywood and the filmed entertainment industry, which have typically shied away from making […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: September 6, 2019, 6:29 pm
Provided by David Koss, SMART Recovery Facilitator, Capital SMART Participants in SMART Recovery, in fact all individuals who change problematic behavior, owe a debt a gratitude to the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, as developed and refined since the late 1970’s by, among others, Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, a keynote speaker at the 2019 […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 28, 2019, 2:38 pm
8 Tips to Support a Friend or Loved One with an Alcohol Problem A guest blog provided by Dr. Reid Hester, Ph.D. of CheckUp & Choices If you’re concerned about someone’s drinking or drug use, this post is for you. “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 28, 2019, 1:58 am
Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? Recovery Month was created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. During this month, many prevention, […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 27, 2019, 3:44 am
Throughout SMART’s 25th anniversary year, culminating in our National Conference September 20 – 22 in Itasca, Illinois, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- When it came time to launch SMART Recovery’s new 24/7 chat in March 2019, a group of volunteers dedicated energy and talent toward making the launch a […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 20, 2019, 5:10 pm
 Inspired by REBT, SMART Recovery’s tool “THE ABCs of COPING WITH URGES” is a powerful way to deeply examine the beliefs we form after problems arise in our lives. We can’t always solve the problems themselves, but we can change what we believe and feel about them, and what we do (or don’t do) in response. […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 16, 2019, 4:03 am
SMART Recovery was recently featured in Cigna’s Behavioral Awareness Series, in an episode entitled: Freedom From Addiction. SMART Recovery Board President, Bill Greer, is someone who understands addiction from two perspectives: as someone who has used the SMART program to overcome an addiction and as a facilitator of hundreds of SMART meetings that help others. […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 15, 2019, 8:12 pm
Throughout SMART’s 25th anniversary year, culminating in our National Conference September 20 – 22 in Itasca, Illinois, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- “A force of nature” is how Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP, founding president of SMART Recovery, describes David Koss. As regional coordinator of the Greater Washington Area of […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:37 pm
A guest blog by Sam29 Where to begin? I cannot express enough gratitude for the opportunities that SMART Recovery has given me over the years. This most recent one is why I continue to connect with this community. I was assigned to conduct an onsite Facilitator Training session at a meeting facility in Duncan City […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: July 25, 2019, 10:08 am
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