New Facility Available for Meetings

Calling all Los Angeles area (current and potential) hosts and facilitators! Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center has recently opened an outpatient recovery program and has offered their facilities for SMART meetings. Details are below, please use the LA SMART email address smartrecoveryla@gmail.com for inquiries or more information, or call the facility directly at (424) 338-1000. MLK Outpatient ...

OC Local Website

There is a wonderful local SMART website for Orange County for those located south of LA! Check it out here:   http://ocsmart.org/   They have lots of information about SMART, links to other types of meetings, and of course a full meeting list of all the face-to-face meetings happening all around Orange County.

Your Feedback Wanted! SMART Annual Survey

Dear Friend, Each year, SMART Recovery issues an annual survey to collect data and feedback from all who are affiliated with SMART — volunteers, meeting attendees, online participants, family & friends, treatment professionals — all are invited to participate.  We look forward to including your valuable feedback as we continue to expand worldwide. Your response ...

Host a discussion meeting in Los Angeles

Host training takes a couple of hours and is free and completely self-paced! It’s a great way to grow the already expanding SMART community in Los Angeles (we need more meetings!), please go to the web address below for more information. Would you like to help others in gaining an understanding of SMART Recovery tools ...

New Meetings and Meeting Changes

It’s an exciting time for Los Angeles SMART, with two new meetings and lots of participants taking the facilitator training. Check out the meetings link for information on the new meetings on Tuesday in Burbank and Sunday Downtown! Also please note the Tuesday central LA Meeting is on hiatus due to the previous facility being ...

Face-to-Face Meeting Format and SMART Recovery

One of the most helpful strategies for changing harmful addictive behavior is to strive for consistency. SMART Recovery not only encourages practice, scheduling, and consistency as a means for individuals to develop positive and healthy new habits, but it also encourages its volunteers to follow a structure so that people who attend SMART meetings anywhere ...

SMART Front and Center on Katie Couric Show

Katie Couric had Gabrielle Glaser on to talk about her new book, along with guest Monica Richardson. We’re posting it here because the conversation also delved into the much needed public discussion of viable alternatives to 12 step. Thanks to Monica’s candor and personal investment in making sure people know they have real choices, SMART was ...

Can SMART help me?

SMART helps people find tools they can use to abstain from harmful addictive behaviors. We see a lot of people come to SMART face to face meetings with a huge array of addictive behaviors that they want help with. Using a science based approach means (thankfully) that we don’t discriminate or erroneously categorize behaviors. This also puts a lot of emphasis ...

Help for Friends and Family

Don’t forget about the F&F workbook available on the main SMART website. Designed for people affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one, this 138 page Handbook contains 14 sections with a wide range of topics including: Change and Motivation, Positive Communication, Healthy Boundaries, Safety and Support, Coping with Lapses, Disable the Enabling, Trust ...

Teens and Young Adults at SMART

Exciting news … new SMART Teen & Young Adults Online Services are now available thanks to the efforts of a volunteer Teen Team led by Marnie (a.k.a. Olive, online). Click HERE for more information on the new website landing page.