SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) holds face-to-face meetings and online meetings to help individuals conquer addictions to alcohol, drug, gambling, eating, and other behaviors regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual preference, and philosophical positions. SMART Recovery is a self-empowering program set firmly in the context of science with evidence-based treatments guiding the program. SMART Recovery teaches individuals how to overcome their addictions and lead meaningful fulfilling lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as developed by Albert Ellis, Ph.D., combined with Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills are the methodologies used by SMART Recovery in its 4-Point Program® that teaches individuals the following skills: 1) building and maintaining motivation, 2) coping with urges, 3) managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and 4) living a balanced life. SMART Recovery offers support meetings that are consonant with the most effective methods available today for resolving emotional and behavioral problems. As scientific knowledge advances, SMART Recovery’s program will be modified accordingly.
SMART Recovery is recognized as a leading, effective program for substance abuse and addiction recovery by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AFP), the Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE), The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
SMART Recovery has responded to the need of active duty servicemen and veterans of the U.S. military. SMART provides “Face to Face” and Online meetings specifically provided by SMART Trained Facilitators with current and former military experience.
All meetings are confidential and without pressure: Participants may join in the discussion to the extent to which they feel comfortable.
The SMART Recovery Meeting Directory, available on this website, is updated every 24 hours to make the latest meeting information available.
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SMART Recovery is available in 25+ global locations including Australia, Brunei, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Haiti, Hong Kong, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.
Coming Soon in 2022 as the world faced Covid and its impact for the past 2 years the need for SMART’s 4 Point program has never been greater. To meet this need, SMART Recovery APAC plans to be ready for Face-to-Face (FTF) meetings once permitted with expansion to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Palau, Taiwan, and more.
Coming Soon in 2022 we are currently seeking to increase Facilitator training to meet the increased demand for the Military Veterans & First Responders Forum and the LGBTQ+ Forum. Soon you will be able to “Join the Discussion” more often as we add more Facilitators and online meetings Facilitated by Veterans, Active Military, and LGBTQ trained in SMART Recovery.