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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

There are three new meetings in Manchester, NH:
1. Thurs., 7pm-8pm, Liberty House 75 W. Baker St.
2. Wed.,12pm-1pm, Manchester Recovery Community Center, 122 Market St.
3. Thurs. 3pm-4pm, Manchester Recovery Community Center, 122 Market St.

The Providence, RI meeting is canceled on Oct. 15th as the room is not available. The meeting will resume Oct. 22nd.

The New Haven, CT meeting has a new time and meeting room; Wed 7-8 PM in the Murtha Cullina Room, Happiness Lab

Click a meeting's link below for directions and more details. Meetings are listed by Day.

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City State Day Time
Amherst MA Tuesday 7:00 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
- Family & Friends
MA Saturday 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Boston MA Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Boston/Jamaica Plain - Faulkner MA Tuesday Night 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Boston/Jamaica Plain - Shattuck MA Tuesday Morning 10:00 to 11:30 AM
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
- Facilitator Training
MA Every 2nd Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 PM
Concord MA Monday 7:00 to 9:00 PM
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
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
- Family & Friends
NH Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Nashua NH Friday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
New Haven CT Wednesday 7:00 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
Quincy MA Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 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.