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Overcoming Addictions – Recovery Web App

Scientifically Supported Recovery Option Looking for a personalized, structured plan of attack for making positive changes in support of your addiction recovery? Overcoming Addictions (OA) is a new alternative in the spectrum of recovery options. It is a confidential and interactive web app that can help you achieve and maintain abstinence from addictions. OA is […]

SMART Handbook for Kindle Just Released

Now you can get a Handbook — NOW! The waiting is over! Carry your SMART Handbook with you everywhere, on your smartphone or tablet. Or read it on your personal computer or laptop. Thanks to the talents and persistence of Laurie, one of our dedicated volunteers, the frequently requested ebook option for the Handbook is […]

Webinar: Behavioral Addictions

Gambling and Eating Disorders Friday, July 18 at 8:00 pm EDT On July 18, 2014 SMART Recovery Online will host Dr. Chris Tuell (Lindner Center of HOPE) and Ann Hull (The Hull Institute in Cleveland), in a joint presentation: Behavioral Addictions: A Look at Gambling and Eating Both Dr. Tuell and Ms. Hull have devoted […]

Celebrate SMART Recovery’s 20th Anniversary

Annual Conference September 26-28, 2014 Washington, D.C. Exploring the Power of Choice Would you like a deeper connection to SMART Recovery? Interested in networking with other volunteers? Want to learn more about the science behind SMART? Interested in SMART’s plans for the future? The 2014 SMART Annual Conference will be held in the heart of […]

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Thoughts On Hope That We Can Change Our Thinking And Change Our Lives by Mike MT Massey, SMART Recovery Volunteer Meeting Facilitator I was doing some research on addiction and behavior and I was thinking about us, about myself, about what we often feel in our depths of despair in addiction, and about some of […]

Reflections from a SMART Volunteer

“I’m From” by Questor7, SMART Recovery Online Volunteer Listen to the audio version I’m from the 60s, from my old lady and my old man, from flower children, groovy, and “far out, man;” I’m from “you dig”, “coming down”, “I’m hip”, and meanwhile back at the ranch I’m from uppers and downers, and tripping and […]

Bibliotherapy (of Sorts) From Tom Sawyer

Ted Alston, SMART Recovery Volunteer Meeting Facilitator Recovery groups tend to recite quips. For instance, “It’s easy to quit. I’ve done it lots of times.” Mark Twain may have said this of smoking, but the occasion is obscure1,2. Whether or not that one is his, Twain (1835-1910) was a keen observer of humanity. Accordingly, he […]

Get Involved! Training Scholarships Available!

Make a difference As SMART Recovery enters its 20th year and continues to experience record growth, more and more people are “discovering the power of choice” and are eager to benefit from SMART’s 4-Point Program® to overcome addiction. SMART provides online meetings, a 24/7 chat room, message board forums plus over 1,000 face-to-face meetings worldwide […]

5 Alternatives to 12-step Meetings

Multiple Options for Addiction Recovery In the 1730s Native Americans organized the first abstinence-based recovery circles. Since that time, a variety of groups have come and gone, but the efficacy of self-help meetings for addiction recovery has been well researched and proven to be effective in many ways. In the 20th century the most well […]

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