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The Ripple Effect of Recovery

The Ripple Effect of Recovery

As Gerardo (Gee) Matamoros understands it today, his descent into substance use disorder (SUD) was the result of not knowing how to believe in himself. Gee says this resulted in his developing an identity based on what others thought he should do and be, instead of...
Women United in Recovery

Women United in Recovery

Guest blog by Natalie Umesi, MD, MBA, SMART Recovery NYC Women’s Meeting Facilitator I feel honored to be a SMART Recovery facilitator. I facilitate local meetings with a group of warm, supportive, and dedicated individuals, led by “G” (Matamoros), who is...
A Recovery Day Celebration

A Recovery Day Celebration

Guest blog by Stefan Neff, Regional Coordinator British Columbia, Canada As the regional coordinator for SMART in British Columbia, Canada, my mission is to help as many individuals seeking self-empowerment and evidence-based tools as a process to help themselves....
[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Doug Tschann

[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Doug Tschann

Doug Tschann realized he needed a recovery program that focused on the nuts and bolts of addiction. He found this in SMART. Today the retired schoolteacher is a facilitator in Mankto, Minnesota. He finds it rewarding and it makes him happy knowing he’s helping others...