Personal Stories of Addiction and Recovery

SMART Recovery participants share their stories of addiction recovery from alcohol abuse, drug abuse, self-harm, and substance abuse as well as other addictions and unhealthy behaviors.

Do you have a story about how SMART Recovery has impacted your life?

Please share it with us to post on our site! Please email your story along with permission to share to success(at)

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Please note that the views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily match those of SMART Recovery.

SMART recovery members stories of addiction

Read stories of SMART Recovery participants and their journey in addiction recovery.

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SMART Recovery® gratefully appreciates the support of the following organizations:

                     non-12-step rehab        Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center