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Meetings

SMART Recovery® meetings are open to the public, and are usually 90 minutes long. The groups are relatively small allowing for interactive discussion, and include the use of science based methods and tools. The focus is on learning more about this problem and how to; increase your motivation to abstain, handle urges without acting on them, develop new ways of coping with problems, and create a healthy, positive lifestyle. In other words to change to a better way of living life. The focus is on solutions. You do not need to contact the facilitator or register prior to attending; you are welcome to just show up.

There are three simple ground rules:

  1. Confidentiality—who is at a meeting and what is said is held confidential. In other words, what you hear and who you see in the room stays in the room.
  2. When you speak about yourself, try to be open and honest.
  3. When you comment or give feedback to others, try to be supportive and helpful. Be kind and compassionate. Avoid giving advice and instead share your story or information which helped you.
Current Meeting Notices

The Thursday night Providence, RI meeting at Butler hospital is cancelled on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. It will resume its regular schedule on January 8th.

Starting 11/12: There is a new meeting on Wed evenings at 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Natick, MA.

There is a new meeting on Thursday evenings at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Dracut, MA.

Click a meeting's link below for directions and more details.
Printable Meeting List
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City State Day Time
Amherst MA Tuesday 7:00 PM
Arlington MA Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Athol MA 1st & 3rd Saturday 10:00 AM
Attleboro MA Monday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Augusta ME Wednesday 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Belmont MA Monday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Belmont MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Belmont MA Saturday 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Belmont
- Family & Friends
MA Saturday 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Boston MA Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Boston/Jamaica Plain MA Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Brockton MA Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Burlington MA Sunday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Burlington MA Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Burlington VT Sunday 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Cambridge MA Sunday
5:00 to 6:30 PM
Cambridge
- Facilitator Training
MA Every 2nd Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 PM
Concord MA Monday 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Concord MA Friday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Concord NH Monday 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Dracut MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
East Haven CT Saturday 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Exeter NH Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Lowell MA Tuesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Manchester NH Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Manchester NH Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Manchester
- Family & Friends
NH Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Nashua NH Friday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Natick MA Wednesday 6:00 to 7:30 PM
New Haven CT Monday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Newton MA Tuesday 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Northampton MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Plymouth MA Wednesday 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Portland ME Thursday 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Providence RI Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Salem MA Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Waterville ME Thursday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Warwick RI Tuesday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Worcester MA Monday 7:00 to 8:30 PM

For those who wish to have more casual contact with members outside of the SMART Recovery® meetings there is a private Facebook Group open for such purposes. This group is a secret group for confidentiality and anonymity. If you wish to join the group, contact us at info@smartne.org and provide us with the email address connected to your Facebook account.

SR doesn't suggest a lifetime commitment to meetings. People who are satisfied with the positive changes that they have made, and who can handle life's problems rationally, are encouraged to pursue their other goals, and to enjoy the real satisfaction that life offers. Of course SR is always here should you need extra support at any time.