The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Self-Help Network, Inc. d.b.a. SMART Recovery®, is a volunteer based, non-profit, international organization which provides free self-help groups and related services for individuals desiring to abstain from any type of substance or activity addiction. The SMART Recovery program is science based, teaches self-empowerment, and uses cognitive-behavioral and motivational enhancement techniques to help participants 1) Enhance and Maintain Motivation to Abstain, 2) Cope with Urges, 3) Problem Solve (manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors), and 4) Achieve a Balanced Lifestyle. SMART Recovery advocates for choice in recovery, so that individuals in recovery are informed of the range of recovery options, and are free to choose among them.
Purpose: To help individuals gain independence from addictive behavior and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. To support the availability of choices in recovery.
Mission: To offer no-fee, self-empowering, science-based, face-to-face and online support groups for abstaining from any substance or activity addiction.