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25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Shelly Parr

25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Shelly Parr

To find an avenue for overcoming alcohol misuse, Shelly Parr recalls she “Googled ‘nonreligious alcohol help’ and SMART was the first thing that popped up — thank goodness.”  That was more than six years ago. Since then, Shelly has embraced the power...
25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – David Weidman

25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – David Weidman

David Weidman is fond of a quote by past SMART Recovery president Dr. Tom Horvath: “There are as many paths to recovery as there are people trying to recover.” For Weidman, a nontheist who wanted to conquer his OxyContin addiction on his own terms, the path to...
25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Charles Novak

25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Charles Novak

Charles Novak, MS, MLADC, learned about rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) while in prison. The approach to overcoming addiction made sense to him, but when his five-year sentence ended, Novak discovered there wasn’t a similar treatment readily available. “There...