1000 SMART Recovery Meetings Worldwide
On August 30th, 2013, the total number of SMART Recovery meetings reached 1,000 worldwide, with the addition of a new meeting in Upland, California, facilitated by Mike Massey at the Inland Valley Recovery Center. Mike shares, “I became familiar with SMART Recovery after a 2 week rehab program at Reunion House, which I was attending for treatment of my alcohol and pain pill abuse. I’ve been free from my addictive behavior since February 20th, though I’d had many starts and stops through the years. I began participating in local and online meetings and decided that it’s time for me to help others – I’m a good communicator and I like helping people. I took the July SMART Distance Facilitator Training, and I feel honored to now be offering a meeting in Upland, California.”
All SMART Recovery meetings are facilitated by volunteers who have been trained via an interactive online (“distance”) training program. The training allows for both self-study to suit the individual’s schedule along with real-time group work. Information is available on the SMART website regarding resources provided to individuals who wish to start a meeting in their community or treatment facility.
SMART Recovery Meetings
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