Bill Greer came up through the ranks of SMART Recovery. He started as a participant in 2012, then became a facilitator, then Regional Coordinator, and joined the Board of Directors in 2017. He is currently the President of the Board. As SMART releases its 2021-2022 Strategic Plan to the community, he knows the importance of implementing goals that will shape SMART’s future.
In this podcast, Bill talks about:
- The 2021-2022 Strategic Plan
- Coming up through the ranks of SMART
- The lived experience of SMART
- What the Strategic Plan means
- How the Strategic Plan achieves the SMART mission
- How the Strategic Plan is aimed towards supporting our volunteers
- A decade of incredible growth and why the Strategic Plan is necessary for continued growth
- Addressing uncomfortable and challenging questions
- Why it’s critical to shift to a fund development culture
- Making SMART a household name
- His meaning of Life Beyond Addiction
- What the Strategic Plan means to you and how to take action
- Becoming a SMART Recovery Volunteer
- InsideOut: A SMART Recovery Correctional Program®
- SMART Recovery Training Program
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I was wondering about Stats for SROL,-particularly with respect to retention and satisfaction. Every person who reaches out to SROL is, at least on some level, asking for help for themselves a family member or other loved one. How effectively do we believe we are meeting this challenge (based on the numbers)?
Thank you for contacting SMART Recovery. In a typical year, we do a survey where we offer the participants an opportunity to share their input and user experience on the site. On a monthly basis, we run reports for number of registrations as well as posts to the message board. We have a Leadership Team that meets weekly to discuss any concerns or offer recommendations for improvement based on trends they’re seeing. We also have been following the activity in the 24/7 Chat area. If you have any suggestions, please know you can send your feedback to adminKT@smartrecovery.org
Recovery is important to me.
I’m in recovery, was clean for 3 months but the other day I got the craving to use and I did now I’m back to square one. I have this idea in my head it’s ok to use every now and again as long as I’m not using everyday like I was. Now how do I get this out of my mind. When I used again I used for 3 days and it felt good to be strong enough to put it back down. So in my mind I feel like it ok as long as I do it every now and again but I know it’s really not so what do I do?
Attending a SMART meeting would be helpful. You can find the list of online meeting at http://www.smartrecovery.org/community