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SMART Recovery San Francisco

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from addictive behavior. SMART Recovery is a science based, secular alternative to 12-Step programs. We understand addictive behavior to include problems with substances like alcohol, drugs and food, as well as problems from activities like eating, shopping, procrastinating, gambling and sexual behavior.

• Meetings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00PM - 8:30PM at St. Francis Memorial Hospital at 900 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA on the 2nd Floor.

Mondays and Wednesdays are scheduled in the Hoffman Room. Fridays are scheduled in the Weyerhaeuser Room. Both rooms are on the second floor. All meetings are free, we only ask for donations to offset printing and other expenses.

Holidays: SMART Recovery meetings are held on holidays including Christmas and New Years

Dr. Michael Edelstein is a clinical psychologist and coordinator of the San Francisco based SMART Recovery meetings. He leads the meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. He can be reached at[masked]-2848. For more information, please see his website at:

Our other facilitators include:

• Brad: who leads on alternate Mondays;

• Mark: who leads on Wednesdays;

• Michael: who leads on Fridays - email: rebtsf"at"

Who should attend: Anyone who has engaged or is engaging in addictive behavior and would like to change those behaviors or their family and friends who would like to support them.

What you can expect: Our meetings include the introduction and practice of specific science based exercises aimed at helping us change our thinking related to addictive behavior. We also include open conversation about the challenges we encounter in making this change.

Please note: Many of our regular participants do not use Meetup. Please don't be deterred if you only see one or two people signed up. Our meeting attendance is generally between 5 to 12 people.

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  • Brad

    Hi All - I'll be leading this meeting - Monday April 21. Cheers, Brad

    April 5, 2014

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