Winter holidays can be challenging times for people in recovery; support services are closed, family pressures pile up and for many, the holidays can be pretty lonely. Whether to celebrate with others working on recovery or to get some support during a particularly challenging day, remember that the SMART Recovery USA and SMART Recovery UK online communities are available, 24/7.
Christmas Day Open House (Hosted by SMART UK)
Beginning at 5am USA ET (9pm AUS Canberra) the SMART Recovery UK website will be hosting a fun-filled day including a Christmas music, poetry, meetings, and more! The last event is scheduled to end at 7pm USA ET (11 am AUS on 12/26). All are welcome, including those who have a loved one with an addictive behavior.
Registration on the UK site is not required, just use this link: SMART UK Open House and sign in with your SMART screen name any time while the room is OPEN. (The “guest” option should already be checked, if not, just use your screen name in the entry space.)
New Years Around the World (Hosted by SMART USA)
We will be celebrating our international presence with our “New Years Around the World” party at SMART Recovery Online. The celebration will begin at 5:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on 12/31/14 as the Christmas Islands welcome in the New Year. Then we’ll continue west through New Zealand, Australia, and “around the world” welcoming in 2015, wrapping up at 6:00 am (US Eastern Time) on 01/01/15 as the New Year arrives in American Samoa.
The activities during this 24 hour online New Year’s Party will be as varied as our many volunteers who are donating their time to make this event possible. Some activities in the past have included:
Best movies, songs or moments of the year
Just hanging out…. or whatever!
Registration on the SMART Recovery Online Community is required. All are welcome!