What we're about

Welcome to SMART Recovery®, a modern, science-based addiction recovery support group—where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid their recovery through mutual-help face-to-face and online meetings and services. No matter what your addiction, SMART Recovery tools and techniques can help you overcome the behavior. SMART Recovery uses tools based on scientifically proven methods for addiction recovery such as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.

Our 4-point program offers tools and techniques for:

1 ~ Building and Maintaining Motivation

2 ~ Coping with Urges

3 ~ Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

4 ~ Living a Balanced Life

SMART Recovery advocates choice, so that those seeking recovery can choose what works best for them from a variety of options. The SMART Recovery goal is for you to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle and to “graduate” when you feel your addictive behavior is behind you, not to remain a life-long participant in the program. Upon graduation, many SMART participants volunteer as meeting facilitators or in another capacity to help “pay forward” the gains they achieved.

Learn more about SMART Recovery and register for online meetings on the national web site at http://www.smartrecovery.org

NOTE: SMART Recovery is not a 12 Step recovery organization. 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.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Tuesday evening meeting at the West Haven VA Hospital

VA Connecticut Healthcare System: West Haven Medical Center

Join us for a Tuesday evening meeting at the West Haven VA center, off Campbell Avenue. The meeting is held on the 7th floor of building 1. We'll check in, set an agenda, and work on issues around abstaining from addictive behavior. You do not need to give your name. If it's your first meeting feel free to sit and listen or jump right in as you see fit. Please note: This meeting is open to the public. You do not need to be a veteran to attend. No RSVP is required. Most of our regular attendees are not on Meetup, so don't be deterred if you only see one or two people signed up. Don't forget to bring some money if you want to buy a SMART Recovery Handbook or make a donation. You will need to show ID to enter the building, but not to participate in the meeting.

Thursday evening meeting at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons in Hamden

Whitneyville Cultural Commons

Join us for a 6 PM Thursday evening meeting at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons located at 1253 Whitney Ave in Hamden, opposite the end of Putnam St. We'll check in, set a loose agenda, and help each other work on issues around abstaining from addictive behavior. You do not need to give your name. If it's your first meeting feel free to sit and listen or jump right in as you see fit. Please note: This meeting is open to the public. There is ample free parking to the left of the building or around back. No RSVP is required. Most of our regular attendees are not on Meetup, so don't be deterred if you only see one or two people signed up there. There are usually 6 – 12 friendly faces at a meeting. Meetings are free. Gabe, the facilitator can be reached at[masked] or email him at [masked] if you have any questions about the meeting.

Friday evening meeting at the Southbury UCC

UCC Southbury

Our Friday evening meetings at the Southbury UCC are held in the Parlor. Just come in and follow the signs. The UCC is the large white church on Rt. 6/Rt. 67 (Main Street North) in Southbury, just north of exit 15 on I-84. Heading northbound, it's on your left as the road narrows after the light for Heritage Village. Enter via the ground-level door between the preschool and the steps, and follow the signs to the top of the stairs. We'll be in the parlor, which is around to the left. The next time the building will not be available for our use will be in May. We'll check in, set an agenda, and work on issues around abstaining from addictive behavior. You do not need to give your name. Feel free to sit and listen or jump right in as you see fit. Please note: No RSVP is required. Most of our regular attendees are not on Meetup, so don't be deterred if you only see one or two people signed up.

Saturday morning meeting at the Wilson Library

Wilson Branch Library

Join us for a Saturday, mid-morning meeting at the Wilson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library. It's on Washington Avenue, behind the Yale-New Haven Hospital. There's free parking in the library's lot, which is easily reached from Daggett Street, or drive around the library from Washington Ave. The main entrance to the library is at the corner of Washington and Daggett, although you may be able to walk through the community room. http://nhfpl.org/locations-hours/wilson-library/ We'll check in, set an agenda, and work on issues around abstaining from addictive behavior. You do not need to give your name, and if it's your first meeting feel free to sit and listen or jump right in as you see fit. Please note: No RSVP is required, and most of our regular attendees are not on Meetup. Don't be deterred if you only see one or two people signed up. Don't forget to bring some money if you want to buy a SMART Recovery Handbook or make a donation.

Past events (1,494)

Monday evening Family & Friends meeting

Childrens Center of Hamden

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