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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.

There are also online meetings available here: Online Meetings. Follow the instructions on that page to register. Once you receive confirmation of registration you can attend an online meeting.

Current Meeting Notices

Beginning May 28th, the Tuesday Brockton meeting is switching to Thursday nights 7:30 to 8:30 PM -- same location

There are now two concurrent meetings in Concord on Fridays at 7:00 PM.

The Monday Concord, MA meeting will now begin at 7:00 PM and include a 1/2 hour intro meeting.

Click a meeting's link below for directions and more details.

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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
Bangor ME Tuesday 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
Brattleboro VT Sunday 7:00 to 8:30 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 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Concord
TWO simultaneous meetings
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
Lynn MA Wednesday 6:00 to 7:30 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
Newburyport MA Friday 6:00 to 7:30 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
Warwick RI Tuesday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Worcester MA Monday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
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For additional support online, go to the Forum here: Online Forum. You can register for SMART Online and then post when you receive confirmation. While waiting you can read what is currently posted.

Also, there is a 24/7 chatroom available. To enter on a computer:
1. On the Forum page click the SMART CHAT & ONLINE MEETINGS menu.
2. Click Enter Chat Meeting Rooms Directly.
3. When the chat program and page open click SMART Recovery 24/7 Chat. to enter the room.

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.