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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 the practice of many specific methods and tools. The focus is on learning more about your problem and even more about 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. 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 is said 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.

We focus on recovery solutions with the intent to help participants use the SR program in a way that works best for them. Whatever works best is the best.

Current Meeting Notices

The Thursday MGH meeting is cancelled for July 24th and will reconvene on July 31.

The East Haven, CT meeting has a temporary location in Branford for 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, and 8/16. The meeting will NOT meet on other Saturdays through 8/30.

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
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 AM to 12:30 PM
Concord MA Monday 7:30 PM
Concord MA Friday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Exeter NH Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
East Haven CT Saturday 2:45 to 3:45 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
Newton MA Tuesday 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Northampton MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Pawtucket RI Every Other Monday 1:30 to 2:30 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
Taunton MA Friday 7:00 to 8:00 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.