Hi Folks! I’m OboeJeff, a 69-year-old SMART Recovery member and facilitator. I came into SMART over five years ago with an acute substance use disorder and a long history of multiple substance use and maladaptive behaviors. I am married to a wonderfully tolerant and understanding woman, and am passionate about music, theater, art, hospice volunteer work, birding, hiking, our water garden and fishpond, and -over the period of the pandemic- volunteering at many vaccination clinics.
SMART Recovery has given me the opportunity to transform what had become a seriously dangerous and unhealthful life into much more of what I want for myself on this planet. Facilitation provides me with tremendous reinforcement of the power of the program, the meetings, the tools, and allows me the opportunity to provide service by giving back some of what I have learned and experienced to others who may be still struggling.
I hope you will consider trying at least 4-6 different SMART meetings if you are on the fence about the program, and I encourage you to find whatever path makes the most sense for you in your journey of recovery and transformation.
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