Blog Submissions

•Writing Guidelines

•Editorial Responsibilities

We welcome blog contributions from individuals and organizations that are associated with SMART Recovery in some way. Our blog is designed to help grow awareness of SMART among potential participants, facilitators, family & friends of those struggling with addictions. It also serves as a resource for our current participants and volunteers.

A few guidelines to get you writing in the right direction.

  • Submissions should cover topics of interest that are relevant to addiction recovery.
  • Articles are to be in keeping with the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® self-empowerment philosophy.
  • Keep the language simple — define acronyms the first time used, such as REBT, CBA and ABC.
  • Use your own voice – different stories in different voices will speak to people in a variety of ways – your unique story and voice will keep the SMART blog fresh and interesting.
  • Aim for between 500 and 750 words (though shorter blogs are fine if they hit all the right notes).
  • Avoid links to “for profit” sites or organizations.  (If your article contains helpful links please ensure the links function and are current.)
  • Feel free to include a short author’s bio and your photo (preferably 200×200 pix).

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Kindly allow up to two weeks for your article to be reviewed.
  • All submissions will be evaluated with regard to importance, quality of the submission, readability and relevance to SMART’s broad objectives.
  • Our Blog Team will supply visual content (usually in the form of a vertically oriented photograph) for any submissions accepted for publication. If you have a photo or graphic you would like considered, please submit it with your article.
  • After initial review, you will be contacted to advise if your article has been accepted for publication.
  • If your article is accepted, the Blog Team may edit content, including titles and images to improve readability and appearance. Relevant SMART Recovery links or information that may be helpful to the readers may also be added.
  • The Blog Team has ultimate responsibility for making final edits and decisions on submissions.

Our mutual goal is to work together with writers to provide meaningful and appealing topics to the SMART community and the public.

We appreciate you taking the time to do some blog writing – let us know if you have any questions!


9 thoughts on “Blog Submissions

  1. Ted

    I think the Smart Recovery is a valuable resource for almost anyone battling addiction and looking for helpful tools and support to stay sober!

  2. Janis L.

    Thank you for posting such clear and concise directions for submitting content.
    I was, however unable to find what email I was supposed to send it to or if there was a special form to complete.
    I do have a submission for your consideration, is there a particular email address to do that?

    Thank you!

  3. Gloria Garrison has been a life-changer for me and my family. We are double winners with a son, six years sobriety and me with two years free from opiate addiction, using SMART recovery Tools and meetings. I use the SROL(SMARTrecovery online ),the opiate forum and my journal. I can link with others dealing with many different issues in addition to substance addictions, twenty four hours a day world-wide. The Overcoming Addictions modules have been important in creating my own recovery strategies since it uses feedback from my responses.
    “The Power of Choice ” isn’t just a slogan, it has become reality.


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