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Weekly meetings in the Fort Lauderdale area are held at The Pride Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Click the "LOCAL MEETINGS" link above for more information. Meetings in Hollywood are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays.


SMART Recovery doesn't tell you what to think, it teaches you how to think! It is built on The Power of Choice and that means whatever works for you...

Welcome to SMART Recovery

Smart Recovery is a voluntary self-help group that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviors. SMART Recovery teaches practical skills to help you deal with problems enabling you to abstain and achieve a healthy lifestyle balance.

"Discover the Power of Choice!"

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.

Basic Principles

Listed below are the three basic aspects of human functioning:

RESULTS = People or events don't have the power to make us feel good or bad. It is our perceptions of them that result in our feeling a certain way, based the stories we tell ourselves about them. These perceptions influence our actions and it these behaviors that bring us our results in life. We label such results either rewards or consequences - a direct result of the beliefs we hold. Our belief system shapes our life experience.

Give SMART a Chance

If you are having life challenges with addictive behaviors come to our meetings and see if Smart Recovery can work for you. Only YOU have the power to change!


Our national website hosts online forums as well as online meetings for those who cannot attend local face-to-face meetings or may need help immediately.

Good Advice

"If you want to change something in your life, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it."