Subject: News & Views - July 2019

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July 2019
Inside This Issue 
 [NEW VIDEO] The ABCs of Coping with Urges
Inspired by REBT, SMART Recovery’s tool “THE ABCs of COPING WITH URGES” is a powerful way to deeply examine the beliefs we form after problems arise in our lives. We can’t always solve the problems themselves, but we can change what we believe and feel about them, and what we do (or don’t do) in response. Check out this helpful episode of “TIPS & TOOLS for RECOVERY that WORKS” to learn more, and stay tuned for our next episode coming soon! 

Take a few minutes and watch this video, then head over to our Toolbox to find a worksheet and crash course in the ABCs.
How an Online, Evidence-Based Recovery Tool Can Help You Stop Drinking
In an effort to increase the accessibility to treatment options, new technology-driven recovery resources have been created. These tools provide guidance, track and monitor urges, and help individuals create and follow a plan that leads to success. 

Designed to complement recovery meetings, evidence-based, online programs are scientifically proven to help participants stop drinking and maintain abstinence. These apps and tools can also serve as a confidential and convenient first step to change for recovery newcomers who aren’t ready for face-to-face or online mutual help group meetings.

Learn how the features of online self-management programs can speed up and support recovery success.

Join Us for These Weekly Online Meetings
Family & Friends, Military Veterans & Sexual Maladaptive Behavior
In the SMART Recovery Online community, we hold several daily meetings for individuals with addiction, and several weekly Family & Friends meetings for concerned significant others.

We are pleased to offer these specialized meetings for segments of our community:
  • Family & Friends: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Military Veterans: Friday
  • Sexual Maladaptive Behavior: Sunday
Join our online community to see our full meeting calendar and find meeting times. 

Register Today for the 2019 SMART Recovery National Conference!
This is One You Won’t Want to Miss
Coinciding with Recovery Awareness Month, this year’s SMART Recovery National Conference and Silver Anniversary Celebration will be held September 20–22 at The Chicago Westin Northwest.
As we embark on our next 25 years of service, it’s an opportunity not just for reflection but for renewal. To reaffirm our shared commitment to help tackle the greatest health crisis of our time.

Come hear all about new and major initiatives that will take our SMART Recovery community to the next level. Learn the latest on addiction treatments from our esteemed panel of speakers. 
Share your own unique insights as you network and spend quality time with your peers in the treatment community.
Space is limited so please register early. Our conference website is just one CLICK away.
Book Your Hotel Room Before August 29!
Take advantage of the SMART Recovery group discount by booking your hotel room before August 29, 2019. 

SMART Recovery has secured a nightly rate of $109 at The Westin Chicago Northwest

Want to spend a few extra days exploring Chicago? Based on availability, conference attendees may take advantage of the SMART rate September 17–24.

Reminder: T-shirt Fundraiser
Ending Soon!  Just 5 Days Left to Order (Order Ends 8/5/19)
SMART Recovery Facilitator Testimonial
Dennis Rosenfeld: SMART Facilitator & Regional Coordinator
SMART Recovery meeting facilitator and Regional Coordinator Dennis Rosenfeld shares how he found SMART Recovery, what made him decide to become a meeting facilitator, and how it’s made a real difference in people’s lives–-especially his own.

Visit to see more powerful testimonials.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here to learn more about volunteering with SMART.

Want to shoot your own testimonial video? Just email Recovery TV for easy instructions on how to film and upload your video! A live person will respond to you within 24 hours. 
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About SMART Recovery
Self-Management And Recovery Training
Founded in 1994, SMART Recovery uses science-based techniques that have proven to be effective in helping people recover from addiction problems involving any substance or behavior, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-eating, shopping and internet use.
Each week, thousands of people discuss recovery progress, challenges and SMART tools at more than 3,000 local meetingsdaily online meetings and 24x7 online message boards and chat rooms.
Participants use SMART to take ownership of their recovery and become empowered through its 4-Point Program®: Building motivation; Coping with urges; Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and Living a balanced life.
For more information, please visit

Contact SMART Recovery at or 440.951.5357.
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