SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training). This is a free addiction recovery support group network. It teaches self-empowerment based on scientific principles and evidence. SMART sponsors both face-to-face group meetings and daily on-line meetings.
SMART helps people through its 4-Point Program. The Program teaches specific techniques on how to
(1) Build and maintain motivation.
(2) Cope with urges.
(3) Manage thoughts, feelings, and actions.
(4) Live a balanced and fulfilling life.
SMART offers several formats for peer-networking:
- Face-to-face meetings that are held around the world.
- Daily online meetings.
- Online message board.
- 24/7 chat room.
A variety of sources have supported this non-profit program.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
James Hervey Johnson Charitable-Educational Trust.
As an effective and leading program, SMART for alcoholism is widely recognized as a resource for addiction recovery.
Learn more about SMART for alcohol problems. Visit the SMART website.
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