About SMART Recovery®

SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, secular and science-based, mutual-help support groups.

SMART Recovery® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.

SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.smartrecovery.org

31 thoughts on “About SMART Recovery®

  1. Kristen McKenzie

    I don’t want to be a puppet anymore. I want to learn how to cut the strings and live my life. I’m looking forward to learning the tools I need to make and more importantly, follow through with decisions.

    1. SMART Recovery Post author

      Thanks for posting Kristen. Let us know how we can help Finding face-to-face meetings, online resources, just let us know!

  2. Jennifer

    I am looking forward to a new life, one I can actually remember and enjoy! I am not a biblical person. So I have found a great place on this site! Thank you

  3. Ted

    The SMART Recovery website is a great resource for anyone going through cravings and relapse thoughts. Keep up the good work on providing the valuable resources and tools for people to remain sober.

  4. penny butler

    I’m new to this and a bit nervous,but I’m also excited to be a part of an organization that is available and convenient to use. I look forward to our meetings.

  5. Mona

    I am new to this and very xcited about this journey into the unknown, bcuz I KNOW HOW TO USE, but looking 4ward to NOT USING!!!! Thx all for ur comments and encouragement and support!!!! I’m pysched!!!!! 👍🏽

  6. Samuel G.

    Addiction sucks! I am now in my adventure to recovery, am glad i found this resource. I will use it to its full potential and refer others to its saving grace!

  7. Ramone

    I’ve been reading a bit about REBT. And I am on my first day of quitting(hopefully this works for me)..

    The question/concern I have though is this:

    I have been drinking heavily for about 6-7 years. I am 32 5’7, 150lbs. I drink 18oz vodka every evening.

    What do I do if I get the D.T’s? And how can I prepare for that? Should I be taking a tonne of Bvitamins and other supplements to help prevent it?


  8. laquanna

    I am a drug user now for 20years. I have always self medicating for my life. I feel like i just can’t cope with anything. I just can’t see anything in my life that i can be happy for. I do know that i want chang. I tire of living this way. Please help

    1. Mary

      Hang in there. Many people are in similar situations and it will not be like this forever. It’s so good you are reaching out to,people. You are important to the world.

    2. David Tervo

      look for the smallest thing in your life that gives you hope and concentrate on that for now, you might want to get in touch with a psychiatrist you could be self medicating, I know how bad it feels and I have done the same thing for years but I just keep trying and it will get better, just keep trying no matter how many times it takes

  9. Hunter

    Glad I’ve finally made the decision that enough is enough. I’ve lived half my life using alcohol as my crutch and I’m hoping that SMART can help me free myself from it without the guilt and remorse that comes with the AA program which never resonated with me….

    Keeping hopeful on Thanksgiving!!!!

  10. Pam

    Feeling Hopeful – very glad I found this. I hope I can do this – my girls and husband cannot take it any longer and neither can I.

  11. Ed L.

    I have had had a hard fall from grace adn lost everything, My 3 sons sty with me, but I only have my SS Disability income at the moment but I cant seem to motivate them as I don’t have anything I can take away from them or anything else I can use to get them moving. i can be a little bit depressed now and then which I know that they notice. they are not bad guys just lazy and unmotivated. Any help would be gratefully accepted. I have tried many tings over the past few years but I am just turning 60 this year and I am getting a bit tired. Thank you listening.


  12. Dennis

    Need you,
    I’m on roller coaster
    Sobriety then binges
    Looking I guess for something better than AA
    All the prayers drive me nuts!

    1. Admin Post author

      Dennis: Have you found our main website? It’s at http://www.smartrecovery.org

      You can read more about SMART on the website. Click on Local Meetings to see if there are SMART meetings near you.

      When you’re ready for some online interaction, click the tab for Online Community to register to read and post on our message board and to participate in chat and in meetings.

      Let us know how we can help!

      1. Dennis

        Thanks for accepting me!
        Hopefully I’ll get back to you sometime this day
        I’m sleepless right now
        Concerned about my 7 year absence from AA
        Different folks , maybe some still there.
        I’m looking for anyway to stay sober avoid relapses!
        I’m more a scientist than a God fearing person!
        That’s why I’ve looked into the options you may provide.
        Best, dennis

  13. Susan M.

    Glad for the up-to-date rich variety of resources on SMARTrecovery.com! Especially like the podcasts–great for listening on the go!


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