• Sunday evening public meeting at Quinnipiac University

    Quinnipiac University

    Join us for a Sunday evening meeting in the Albert Schweitzer Institute on the Mt. Carmel Ave. campus of Qunnipiac University. THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 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. 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. Don't forget to bring some money if you want to buy a SMART Recovery Handbook or make a donation.

  • Monday evening Family & Friends meeting

    Childrens Center of Hamden

    SMART Recovery's Family & Friends (F&F) meetings are for family and friends of those struggling with addictive behavior. F&F melds the tools from SMART Recovery's regular meetings with Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), which emphasizes self-care and rewarding the positive in your loved ones behavior. We will check in, and then work on issues around the impact your loved one's addiction has had on you. Please come, and feel free to just listen or jump right in! There is also a special ~Teen~ SMART Recovery meeting taking place at the same time in a different room. This is a dedicated safe space for teens to come and learn SMART Recovery tools and find support among peers who may share similar challenges and experiences. The teen meeting will be like regular meetings but with a focus on issues that especially affect teens.

  • Monday evening meeting at the West Haven American Legion

    American Legion: Hughson-Miller Post 71

    Join us for a Monday evening meeting at the American Legion Post on Main Street in West Haven, close to Campbell Avenue. 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 or American Legion member 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. Loreen, the facilitator for this meeting is not on Meetup, so please call[masked] or email her at [masked] if you have any questions about the meeting.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday evening meeting at Southern Connecticut State University

    Join us for a Tuesday evening meeting in Engleman Hall on the campus of SCSU. 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. 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. Don't forget to bring some money if you want to buy a SMART Recovery Handbook or make a donation.

  • Wednesday evening 18-24 meeting

    Trinity Commons Building, Room 142

    This is special SMART Recovery meeting for 18-24 year-olds. SMART is appropriate for anyone seeking recovery from addictive behaviors such as drinking, using drugs, or non-substance addictions like gambling. The meeting will be like regular meetings but with a focus on issues that especially affect the target age group. We will check in, and then discuss a topic related to recovery. Please come, and feel free to just listen or jump right in! Note: A separate Family and Friends SMART Recovery meeting (appropriate for parents or other family/friends of those attending the meeting) will be held at same location on another night of the week. Each meeting will be 100% confidential, but they are meant to complement each other.

  • Wednesday night meeting at The Grove

    The Grove

    Our Wednesday night meetings at The Grove co-working space on Chapel Street are held in the Billiard Room, which can be found on the second floor (ask the Elm City Games staff if you can't locate us easily). We will 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. Most of our regular attendees are not on Meetup, so don't be deterred if you only see one or two people signed up. For questions about this meeting you can contact the facilitator, Shayn, directly by email at [masked] or by phone or text at[masked]

  • Thursday evening Family & Friends meeting

    Trinity Commons Building, Room 142

    SMART Recovery's Family & Friends (F&F) meetings are for family and friends of those struggling with addictive behavior. F&F melds the tools from SMART Recovery's regular meetings with Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), which emphasizes self-care and rewarding the positive in your loved ones behavior. We will check in, and then work on issues around the impact your loved one's addiction has had on you. Please come, and feel free to just listen or jump right in! There is also a special SMART Recovery meeting for 18-24 year-olds taking place at the same location on Wednesday nights. This is a dedicated safe space for teens and young adults to come and learn SMART Recovery tools and find support among peers who may share similar challenges and experiences. That meeting will be like regular meetings but with a focus on issues that especially affect teens and young adults.

  • 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. Don't forget to bring some money if you want to buy a SMART Recovery Handbook or make a donation. 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 March. 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.