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Supporting Those in the LGBTQ+ Community

To learn more about how SMART Recovery can support the LGBTQ+ Community, please contact [email protected] or send us a message using the form below.

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Because LGBTQ+ persons may have had harmful experiences in the world of recovery, the healthcare field, and life generally, SMART offers specialized meetings for individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

While our practical tools can help all participants, in some cases persons may want to seek support from others whose experiences most closely resemble their own. This has been the case with groups of veterans, young adults, and family & friends.

Through both specialized and traditional meetings, tools, and strategies, SMART can help you stop harmful habits and behaviors, including addiction to alcohol and other drugs, or negative behaviors related to relationships, sex, spending, gambling, eating and exercise disorders, and self-injury.

SMART Recovery is unique. Our science-based approach emphasizes self-reliance and self-empowerment. With SMART, you are the expert on your recovery. You choose how to personalize your plan for successful change. There’s no requirement to commit to a lifetime of SMART Recovery meetings. You decide when and if the time is right to move on.

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There is hope and practical, easy to apply tools. People in the LGBTQ+ Community who have begun to address their challenges are uniquely qualified to relate to those who have similar experiences.