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SMART Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) is an international non-profit organization that offers free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups for abstaining from any substance or activity addiction. Donations are requested by passing a hat at meetings.


SMART Recovery®  helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.

Our Approach to Addiction Recovery...

* Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
* Works on alcoholism and addiction as a complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological factors.
* Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change.
* Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and live satisfying lives.
* Provides meetings that are educational and include open discussions.
* Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments.
* Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.
* Differs from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other traditional 12-step programs.


All of these recourses and articles are excellent explorations of how we create our lives by our thoughts, core beliefs, and moment-by-moment choices. I encourage you to print off any that would be helpful for you.

Introduction to SMART Recovery:

SMART Tool Chest and Homework: (really superb practical wisdom)

SMART RECOVERY Face 2 Face Meetings:

SMART Recovery CD:

  • Readers can review 25 mental health conditions and determine the best course for treatment. Examples: anger, phobias, depression, anxiety, burnout, co-dependency, eating disorders, passive/aggressive behaviors, marital/relationship problems, gambling, grief/bereavement, parenting issues, self-esteem, sexual concerns, sleep problems, stress, and many other topics are covered. Suggestions are given about when to seek emergency care, when to see a physician, when to go to a counselor, and when self-help is appropriate. 7 3/8" x 9". 96 pages COST: $5.95. Item #: 2147.  Go to the "products/online store--> Medical Self-Care Guides" Page:

Loving What Is (and Excerpt), by Byron Katie, (2002), Harmony Books, order Excerpt from  Is an excellent guide of working with our thoughts and beliefs. It uses the FOUR QUESTIONS.

Check out Addiction Recovery Resources on my site too.

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