SMART Recovery was recently mentioned in a Dear Abby column! Dear Abby has a worldwide readership of more than 110 million followers who come to her for sound, compassionate advice, delivered with the straightforward style of a good friend.
In letter 2 of 2 on August 24, a 28-year old with a serious drinking problem writes to Abby seeking advice for a secular recovery solution. Abby responds with two non-religious recommendations, one of them being SMART Recovery.
Abby says, ” … I’m glad to offer secular alternatives. The first is SMART Recovery, a four-point program that encourages motivation to abstain and provides help in coping with cravings, managing negative emotions and finding a healthy life balance.
SMART Recovery offers face-to-face support groups worldwide as well as online meetings … lifetime attendance at meetings is not required. To find more information, visit smartrecovery.org.“
SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcohol addiction, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room provide forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.
Visit www.smartrecovery.org to learn more.