For assistance with planned giving, please contact our National Office staff at (440) 951-5357 or via giving@smartrecovery.org

Thank you for considering a donation to SMART Recovery! Over a quarter-century, Self-Management and Recovery Training has helped individuals around the world break free from addictive substances and activities. Also, we help family members and friends caring for loved ones with addiction. We provide this help through free weekly meetings (in-person and online), a self-empowering program, and a compassionate community of thousands of volunteers. Your donation to SMART Recovery helps us provide the latest scientific, evidence-based recovery services, training, and empowerment programs at no charge to those who need them.

Globally and locally, we are dealing with an unprecedented drug and alcohol addiction crisis. Less visible but equally prevalent are addictive behaviors such as gambling, food disorders, sexual misbehavior, anger, domestic violence, social media, and technology. SMART Recovery is helping end this crisis through our meetings and ever-growing community of volunteers. Your financial support will help us accelerate our growth.

Financial support options include our annual fund, special events, memorials, tributes, and planned giving gifts.


  • Growth: In 2018 we surpassed 3,000 meetings, helping hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world. More than 2,000 of these meetings take place in the US. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2019, the number of groups meeting weekly is on track to reach the 3,500 milestone.
  • Technology: With ZOOM technology, we offer more than 40 online meetings for those who cannot or choose not to attend in-person meetings. This technology helps overcome obstacles such as lack of transportation or child care, under-served areas, and preferred anonymity and security. Our online meetings are accessible via any mobile device.
  • Volunteer Training: Each year SMART Recovery trains more than 3,000 professionals and people recovering from addiction who want to help others. We offer scholarships to volunteers who wish to be trained as meeting facilitators. This April, as part of National Volunteer Month, we received nearly 375 scholarship requests, doubling our 2018 total.

We invite you to learn more about SMART Recovery’s impact by reading our Fast Facts and Annual Report. We are guided by our Five-Year Strategic Plan: Freedom from Addiction.

SMART Ways to Give:

Online: Visit our online donation page (smartrecovery.org/donation). Our secure site lets you specify the dollar amount, recurrence, and dedications. You may also donate anonymously.

Mail: Send a letter of instruction for your donation and your contact information, along with your payment to the address below.

Please make checks payable to SMART Recovery USA, Inc. If you wish to remain anonymous, please specify that in your letter/instructions.

Attention: Giving
SMART Recovery USA
7304 Mentor Avenue, Suite F
Mentor, OH 44060 

Phone/Email: Our National Office staff can be reached at (440) 951-5357 and will be happy to assist you. You may also contact us via email at giving@smartrecovery.org.

Planned Giving: Planned Giving is an opportunity for you to leave a legacy to SMART Recovery. Planned gifts can help minimize taxes and assure that the programs and services offered by SMART Recovery can continue into the future.

Examples of Planned Giving include:

  • Endowments
  • Matching Gifts
  • Gift of Stock or Appreciated Assets
  • Tribute Gifts
  • Charitable IRA Rollovers
  • Bequests

For assistance with planned giving, please contact our National Office staff at (440) 951-5357 or via email giving@smartrecovery.org.

“Thank you for your consideration of financial support. As we celebrate our Silver Anniversary in 2019, SMART Recovery is in a transformative period. Your generosity is vital as it supports our ability to allocate funds for the people we serve, while meeting capital and operational expenses. Helping people break free from addiction has always been and continues to be SMART Recovery’s mission!”

– Mark Ruth, Executive Director

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