Sober Voices FLOW

SMART Recovery is proud to support Sober Voices for FLOW. This international event is open to those in early sobriety, sober-curious, and in long-term sobriety of any kind. The four days will be filled with content from a diverse array of leaders in the sober movement. Among them will be Mike

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[Podcast] Swimming Against the Legislative Tides

Sarah Levin is the founder of Secular Strategies.  She is also a lobbyist and coalition builder.  Sarah has made it her life’s work to fight for legislation protecting secular points of view. Gerardo (Gee) Matamoros is a SMART Regional Coordinator, president of the SMART NYC Board, and  self-described newfound activist. 

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[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Pete Rubinas

Pete Rubinas found SMART Recovery when he observed someone close to him transforming their life using SMART tools and techniques. That led Pete to examine his own relationship with alcohol, and he decided to build a new balanced alcohol-free life without it with the help of fellow meeting participants. As

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NEW! Pathways to Recovery Virtual Walk

Join SMART Recovery on September 24-26 for our first-ever, nationwide Pathways to Recovery walk. This virtual event is sure to provide a day of reflection, exercise, and fun. In addition, your fundraising efforts will enable us to help more people who are on the path to recovery find life beyond addiction. There is no

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[Video] DIBs – Tips & Tools for Recovery That Works!

We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Tips & Tools for Recovery that Works! video DIBs. We all hold beliefs which guide our actions and influence our feelings. But some of these beliefs may be irrational. And many irrational beliefs may be actually harmful to our recovery. The SMART Recovery tool

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2021 SMART Recovery National Conference

Leading the Future of Recovery Saturday, October 23, 2021 SMART Recovery is a global movement of self-empowering addiction recovery mutual support meetings. We, along with many others, are truly leading the future of recovery and we want you to join us in our mission. Join us at the 2021 SMART

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Young People, Age-Old Problems

Guest blog by Lorie Hammerstrom, SMART Recovery Lead Onsite Trainer Substance misuse is not a new problem. Neither is being trapped in a cycle of a negative behavior(s) that have to be addressed in order to live a balanced and healthy life. Teens and young adults are no exception when it comes to battling

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[Video] Life Beyond Addiction – Monica Forbes

Monica Forbes is a person in long-term recovery, a nationally certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, an Idaho certified Recovery Coach supervisor, and a certified SMART support group facilitator. She currently serves as the CEO of Recovery United, Inc., which operates and supports Recovery Community Centers, a Recovery Coach program, and

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[Podcast] Finding the Diamond in the Rough

Dave Jansa is a SMART Facilitator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and someone with lived experience with the Family & Friends program.  He also serves on the board of Face it Together (FIT), whose mission is to solve the nation’s greatest health challenge drug and alcohol addiction.  In the podcast,

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[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Anne Devenport

Anne Devenport sought help for a loved one in SMART Recovery’s Family & Friends program and fell in love with the program herself. As a retired schoolteacher, she now facilitates online Family & Friends and ToolTime meetings!  Anne is paying it back for all SMART has done for her.  Watch

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