SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery "Discover the Power of Choice!"™ 

Is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.
The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support. If you're new to SMART Recovery, get started with their introduction here.

SMART Recovery is a recognized resource for substance abuse and addiction recovery by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Center for Health Care Evaluation, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 


  • Provides meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions.

  • Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives.

  • Teaches techniques for self-directed change.

  • Supports the scientifically informed use of psychological treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication.

  • Works on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug abuse as complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological factors.

  • Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.

  • Differs from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.