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Throughout SMART’s 25th anniversary year, culminating in our National Conference September 20 – 22 in Itasca, Illinois, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- Dr. F. Michler Bishop was one of the founders of SMART Recovery. He became involved in the precursor to SMART Recovery, a program called Rational Recovery, around […]
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Grant Will Be Used to Expand Addiction Support Groups in 3 Northeast Ohio Counties The Cleveland Foundation recently awarded SMART Recovery USA, Inc. a $40,000 grant to be used in the expansion of addiction support groups in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties – counties surrounding SMART Recovery’s National Office in the Greater Cleveland area. The […]
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SMART Recovery called for funding to support the growth of self-empowering mutual support groups across America in testimony on July 19, 2019 to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, focusing on the federal government’s inadequate response to the opioid epidemic and legislative solutions. SMART’s testimony, submitted by board president Bill Greer, called the current […]
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Throughout SMART’s 25th anniversary year, culminating in our National Conference September 20 – 22 in Itasca, Illinois, we will honor volunteers representing many types of individual service. ——- Doug Hanshaw facilitated mutual aid meetings for addictive behavior before SMART Recovery was even established. Doug has continued this passion for helping those struggling with addiction throughout […]
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My name is John Winslow and I’m a person in a long-term recovery, which for me means that I haven’t used alcohol or other drugs for over 43 years. When I first got into recovery at the age of twenty-six, we did not have the language that would allow me to articulate such a statement. […]
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Authored by Brooke M Feldman, MSW While teaching a class on eminent psychologist Abraham Maslow’s human hierarchy of needs theory to aspiring behavioral health professionals, a student raised her hand to ask me the following question: “Is this where the idea of people struggling with addiction having to hit “rock bottom” comes from?” This insightful […]
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One of the original SMART Recovery co-founders, Tom Horvath, joined Dr. Josh King on the Beyond Addiction Show, a program of the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel. Click here to listen to this episode.  About the Beyond Addiction Show Taken from the Beyond Addiction show website: Whether you are trying to change your relationship with […]
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We are pleased to announce that you can now register for the 2019 SMART Recovery National Conference! This year’s conference will be held in Itasca, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, at the Westin Chicago Northwest from September 20–22. The theme is “Celebrating Our Past, Present & Future,” with an emphasis on celebrating the organization’s 25thanniversary […]
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We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new and improved website! Visit www.smartrecovery.org for an upgraded online experience. The new SMART Recovery website features: An Overall Website Refresh: While most of the website content and functionality remains the same, you will find changes to the look and feel of our homepage and several […]

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