SMART Recovery

Discover the Power of Choice

A guest blog provided by Emily Tomkins – SMART Recovery Family & Friends Facilitator If you are a friend or family member of someone with an addiction, you likely have a lot of big feelings about the situation. One feeling that we often hear expressed in our Family & Friends program is, “Help! I’m losing […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 19, 2019, 5:29 pm
Throughout SMART’s 25th Silver Anniversary year, culminating in our Annual Conference September 20 – 22 in Chicago, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- Hugh Delaney’s impact in Baltimore and the mid-Atlantic region has been substantial and ongoing. Hugh Delaney is an individual in long-term recovery and has not had a […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 13, 2019, 11:00 am
Have you heard the news? We have recently released a new video meeting platform for our SMART Recovery Online meetings! As you may well know, many of our online participants have lost reliable access to our online meetings over the past year as our online meeting server has become increasingly unstable. The solution. After considerable […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 11, 2019, 6:37 pm
Throughout SMART’s 25th Silver Anniversary year, culminating in our Annual Conference September 20 – 22 in Chicago, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- Bill Abbott’s service to SMART Recovery illustrates the multiple ways that a volunteer can contribute – as a facilitator, educator, advocate and promoter. William (Bill) M. Abbott, […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 7, 2019, 8:22 pm
We are pleased to announce that SMART Recovery is celebrating its 25thAnniversary this year! SMART Recovery started in 1994 by Joe Gerstein, Tom Horvath and many other professionals who created and refined a self-empowering pathway to support recovery informed by the cognitive and motivational therapies that work best in treatment. From that point, we have […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: March 1, 2019, 4:06 pm
How Society’s Love of Alcohol Can Make it Difficult for Some to Stop Drinking and How to Overcome A guest blog provided by Phil Cain Alcohol’s pervasive presence is a unique challenge when changing our relationship with it but, in my opinion, it may be becoming less of a problem. The Prevalence of Alcohol Alcohol […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: February 20, 2019, 3:31 am
A special announcement from Kim McCreanor, executive officer of SMART Recovery International Dear SMART Recovery community, I’m Kim McCreanor, the executive officer of SMART Recovery International, and I am excited to share some news with you. In 2019, SMART Recovery reached two major milestones – entering its 25th year and holding more than 3000 meetings worldwide. […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: February 18, 2019, 2:52 pm
Throughout SMART’s 25th Silver Anniversary year, culminating in our Annual Conference September 20 – 22 in Chicago, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- Jonathan (aka JvB in our online community) has been a SMART Recovery volunteer for over 20 years.   “Jonathan helped SMART Recovery achieve many milestones over the years, […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: February 14, 2019, 7:40 pm
President’s Column: February 2019 Written by current Board of Directors President, Bill Greer  I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead SMART Recovery USA at this historic moment for any organization, our silver anniversary – a milestone that marks the success of years of hard work guided by visionary leadership. We are grateful […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: February 12, 2019, 5:55 pm
A Guest Blog – Provided by SMART Recovery Online Volunteer Sam29 So, you’re considering attending a SMART Recovery meeting. We applaud you for reaching this point in your recovery! Your consideration might come with one or a mix of emotions – fear, anticipation, anxiety, excitement, empowerment. Many of us have been there ourselves, and appreciate […]
Author: _SMART_Recovery_
Posted: January 28, 2019, 5:32 pm
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