Posts Categorized: Smart Recovery

What to Expect from SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery serves as an alternative to traditional Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) formats and is rooted in a different philosophy. SMART Recovery works by trying to understand the science of recovery and employs and teaches tools and techniques to help people in their journey towards recovery. SMART Recovery operates in a harm reduction […]

8 SMART Recovery Books, Worksheets, and Resources

If you have had a personal or indirect experience with addiction, you may be familiar with the peer-led organization known as SMART Recovery. In SMART Recovery, the “smart” acronym stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. SMART recovery groups represent an alternative to the traditional 12 step programs available for people seeking to overcome a history […]

SMART Recovery vs. AA: How Support Groups Differ

Chances are you have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Since its inception in 1935, it has helped millions of people through both its Big Book, which has currently been translated into 70 different languages, and its self-help meetings. AA membership is currently estimated at around 2.1 million members. AA is big, and for good reason, […]