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Paired Recovery

PAIRED RECOVERY By Bill Abbott and Suzy W., Facilitators at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA Suzy and I are facilitators for both regular SMART Recovery® meetings and a Family and Friends meeting. This time we write about Family and Friends. Our Family and Friends meeting was started in January 2013. We call the participants who attend, Continue Reading

Tips For New Facilitators

·       You can’t be all things to all people ·       You can’t cover everyone/everything even in a modest sized meeting ·       People relapse in spite of your best efforts – it’s them and not you ·       Keep it simple ·       Remember that SMART Recovery® is solution focused, not problem focused as in AA ·       Let the group decide Continue Reading