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 has both face-to-face group meetings and daily on-line meetings.
The recovery program helps people overcome all forms of addictions. This includes those of alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, and porn.
(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.
- Daily online meetings.
- Online message board.
- 24/7 chat room.
A variety of sources have supported this non-profit program.
- Nat Inst on Drug Abuse.
- Sub Abuse and Mental Health Serv Admin.
- Nat Inst of Health.
- Robert Wood Johnson Found.
- Roxbury Found.
- James Hervey Johnson Charit-Ed Trust.
As an effective program, SMART for alcoholism is widely recognized as a resource for addiction recovery.
For more, visit these.
- Hester, R., et al. Overcoming Addict. SMART Recovery. J Inter Med, 15(7).
- Kelly, P., et al. SMART Recovery: New research directions. Drug Alc Rev, 33 (Supplement S1), 7-8.
- MacGregor, S. and Herring, R. The Alcohol Concern SMART. Final Evaluation Report. London: Middlesex U. Drug and Alc Res Group.
- O’Sullivan, D., et al. SMART Recovery: Continuing Care Considerings for Rehab Counselors. Rehab Couns Bull.
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