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The SMART Global Research Advisory Committee (GRAC) invites you to join the first annual SMART Recovery Research webinar series.  These webinars are being offered at different times to accommodate the time zones of our diverse Global Research Network.  Each webinar will feature members of the SMART GRAC providing an overview of SMART Recovery research to date, […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: January 18, 2022, 3:10 pm
Dennis Irwin’s path to recovery has not been linear. He has had lapses, but has not given up. His love of the people in his SMART Recovery meetings keeps him motivated and wanting to be better. Watch on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to the SMART Recovery YouTube Channel Video storytelling is a powerful tool in […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: January 14, 2022, 7:02 pm
Abdul has been using SMART and other paths to recovery for several years. He appreciates the variety of people who attend SMART meetings and how inclusive it is to everyone. Abdul recently became a facilitator. Helping others has given him a new purpose in life. Watch on our YouTube channel Learn more about becoming a […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: January 14, 2022, 6:32 pm
Dr. Joe Gerstein is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and First President of SMART Recovery. He is also a retired Harvard University professor and lectures at addiction symposiums. Joe introduced SMART to the world and has facilitated over 3,000 meetings.  His passion and motivation for helping others is still going strong after […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: January 12, 2022, 4:40 pm
In this episode we’ll review some of our most useful tools to quickly and effectively overcome some of the typical challenges the holidays may throw at you, avoid or confront resulting urges, and keep your recovery on track. Watch on our YouTube channel Tips & Tools DVD Collection SMART Recovery Handbook DEADs Tool Unconditional Other […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: December 22, 2021, 2:49 am
Supporting a family member with an addiction can be challenging. Sandy Dickson knows these struggles all too well. Sandy found the SMART Family & Friends program comforting and resourceful in helping her cope with her family’s addiction. She became a facilitator several years ago and now has a group of long-time participants that share their […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: December 21, 2021, 8:50 pm
Markita Renee had a drug addiction, battled homelessness, and legal problems, but triumphed over all thanks to perseverance and a commitment to her recovery. She made SMART part of that successful commitment. She took the facilitator training and now runs her own meetings. Watch on our YouTube channel. Find Markita’s meeting information. Subscribe to the […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: December 21, 2021, 3:03 am
Looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve? Then join the SMART Recovery Online community for the virtual, annual New Year’s Eve Around the World! This 24-hour long event rings in 2022 in every time zone. This nonstop meeting with hourly start times begins at 5:30 a.m. ET on December 31, 2021, and ends […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: December 20, 2021, 9:20 pm
The 2021 Year-in-Review Community Townhall was an informative talk to thank the community for their contributions to making 2021 such a success, and for sharing in SMART’s excitement for another great year ahead. Please enjoy the presentation. Watch the presentation on our YouTube channel. Click here to view the presentation slides. PLEASE NOTE BEFORE YOU […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: December 17, 2021, 2:26 pm
When a person goes to prison, they are given derogatory labels, considered dysfunctional, and somehow seen as “less than” others in society. Often, they are ignored by the outside world and basically put out of mind. And even though the vast majority of these individuals return to society, little is done to prepare them for […]
Author: Ali Adinaro
Posted: December 14, 2021, 7:51 pm
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