SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is an abstinence-based support group that teaches tools for recovery and emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance. They sponsor in-person meetings and daily online meetings.
SMART Recovery neither encourages nor discourages spirituality or religion. The group operates a teen and youth program that includes online message board discussions. Online meetings are run by experienced volunteers who help guide discussion. There is no cost for meetings but reading materials can be purchased through their online bookstore.
The program is based on four main objectives:
1. Building and Maintaining Motivation
2. Coping with Urges
3. Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
4. Living a Balanced Life
In-person meetings are offered throughout the United States and internationally.
Dr. Reid Hester of Behavior Therapy Associates has developed an online program that incorporates the principles of SMART Recovery.
There is a fee to access OvercomingAddictions.net, paid as a quarterly or annual subscription.
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People who wish to abstain from alcohol and want a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous that allows them to benefit from self-study, group meetings, and online meetings.
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