SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is the leading evidence-based addiction recovery program. Join a free meeting today and begin experiencing a Life Beyond Addiction.

[Guest blog by Facilitator Rick Kuplinski and Henderson Nevada participants] There is no one path to recovery. Everyone’s journey is different, and it is up to each of us to find the strategies and supports that work for us. Also, each of us is likely to experience some false starts and wrong turns (mistakes?) along […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: October 2, 2023, 1:26 pm
SMART Recovery’s Organizational Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OCDEI) Committee is looking for volunteers interested in joining their efforts. We have made strides over the past 18 months helping to lay the groundwork for continued improvement in our ability to serve everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or status as […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: August 25, 2023, 5:06 pm
SMART Recovery’s 30th Anniversary Conference will be held April 5-6, 2024 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration information will be released in September. There will be breakout sessions for volunteers and professionals, and we are seeking 60-minute presentation proposals for both.  The theme of our conference is SMART Empowerment […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: August 25, 2023, 4:42 pm
  [Guest blog post by Michael J., SMART Facilitator & National Meeting Liaison] In the pursuit of addiction recovery, individuals often seek effective strategies and support systems to guide them on their transformative journey. In recent years, the ancient philosophy of Stoicism and the evidence-based approach of SMART Recovery have gained popularity and recognition for […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: August 7, 2023, 6:16 pm
[Guest blog post by Rick Kuplinski, SMART Facilitator] “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ― Unknown* SMART Recovery takes a strong position on power vs. powerlessness in addiction recovery. Are we doomed to a life […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: July 27, 2023, 1:52 pm
[Guest blog by Rick Kuplinski, SMART Recovery facilitator]   “How are you?”  Usually this is less a question than it is just something people say to greet each other.  (Think about how many times you are asked this vs. how many times the person asking is truly interested in your answer.) Sometimes, we recognize this […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: June 23, 2023, 3:38 pm
By Rick Kuplinski, SMART Recovery Facilitator “I need to get well.” Many of us begin our recovery from addiction with this simple declaration. Perhaps wellness sounds like a modest goal, but it is a huge motivational shift to go from “I don’t have a problem” to “I think I have a problem” to “Maybe I […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: June 5, 2023, 4:34 pm
[Guest blog by Carolyn Straub] As you’ve surely noticed, social networks are powerful tools for fostering community and sharing information. Reddit stands out from other platforms as a vibrant hub where likeminded people discuss with one another in communities called “subreddits.” Unlike other social media platforms which require you to use your real name and […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: June 2, 2023, 12:36 pm
[Note: updated FAQ’s appear below original post] The recently announced closure of the SMART Recovery OnLine platform (SROL) has caused some concern in the community, which is understandable. At the time that it was developed, SROL was a community ahead of its time, allowing individuals to come together with one another online as they worked […]
Author: Luke Frazier
Posted: May 19, 2023, 2:16 pm
I was first introduced to SMART Recovery by hearing that it was an alternative to AA or NA.  Having been through 12-step programs in the past with some success, I wasn’t sure I wanted to walk away from what I already knew.  What I have come to learn is that SMART Recovery can be an alternative to 12-step programs, but it also can be an addition to other programs.
Author: Steven Kind
Posted: May 12, 2023, 3:49 pm
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