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The SMART Recovery® meetings listed below are OPEN to the public and are usually 90 minutes long. Meetings are listed alphabetically by city name and are linked to a page with the meeting's details.

For the full list including meetings that are restricted to patients, clients or other closed groups, click the following link: SMART Recovery Local Meetings Page.

General information about SMART meetings can be found below the list (click here).
City State Day Time
Connecticut
East Haven
Suspended until
facilitator returns

CT Friday 1:15 to 2:30 PM
Hamden CT Thursday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Hartford CT Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Hartford
College Students
CT Thursday 12:15 to 1:15 PM
New Haven CT Monday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
New Haven CT Wednesday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
New Haven CT Saturday 10:15 to 11:45 AM
West Haven CT Monday 7:30 to 8:30 PM
West Haven CT Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Maine
Augusta ME Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Augusta
Family & Friends
ME Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Farmington
Discussion Meeting
ME Saturday 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Houlton
Discussion Meeting
ME Monday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Palermo ME Thursday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Portland
Tool Workshop
ME Tuesday 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Portland ME Thursday 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Portland ME Friday 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Rockland ME Thursday 6:00 to 7:30 PM
       
Massachusetts
Amherst
Spanish Language
MA Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Arlington MA Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Athol MA 1st & 3rd Saturday 10:00 AM
Attleboro MA Monday 7:00 to 8:00 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 / MGH MA Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Boston /Jamaica Plain MA Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Boston / Roxbury
Discussion Meeting
MA Thursday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Brockton
Teens Meeting
MA Thursday 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Burlington
No Meeting Oct. 8
MA Sunday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Burlington MA Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Cambridge MA Sunday 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Cambridge
Monthly Facilitator Training
MA Every 2nd Saturday 9:30 to 12:30 PM
Concord MA Sunday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Concord MA Monday 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Concord
2 Simultaneous Meetings
MA Friday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Danvers MA Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Danvers MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Dracut MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
East Falmouth
On hiatus for the summer
MA Monday 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Everett MA Tuesday 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Fitchburg MA Tuesday 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Fitchburg MA Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Great Barrington MA Monday 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Haverhill
Discussion Meeting
MA Monday 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Lowell MA Tuesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Malden MA Friday 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Nantucket MA Friday 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Newburyport MA Friday 6:00 to 7:00 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
Quincy MA Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Salem MA Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Salem MA Saturday 7:30 PM
Waltham MA Thursday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Worcester MA Monday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
       
New Hampshire      
Over 15 Meetings - local information at www.smartrecoverynh.org
 
Rhode Island
Pawtucket RI Saturday 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Providence RI Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Warwick RI Tuesday 7:00 to 8:15 PM
West Warwick RI Monday 7:00 to 8:30 PM
       
Vermont
Barre VT Tuesday 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Brattleboro VT Wednesday 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Burlington VT Sunday 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Morristown VT Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Rutland VT Monday 11:00 AM
Rutland VT Monday 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Rutland
Women's Meeting
VT Monday 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Rutland VT Tuesday 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Rutland
Family & Friends
VT Tuesday 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Rutland VT Thursday 1:00 to 2:30 PM
St. Albans City VT Tuesday 2:00 to 3:30 PM
St. Johnsbury
Young Adults
VT Friday 10:00 to 11:30 PM
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More information about a meeting:

The groups of attendees per meeting are relatively small allowing for interactive discussion. We get mutual support as well as the use of science based methods and tools. The focus of a meeting 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.

SMART Recovery (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.

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SMART Recovery Online (worldwide website)

Please visit smartrecovery.com for further information and recovery resources. What follows is a brief introduction to some of those resources.

Online Meetings:

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.

SMART Recovery Online Forum:

For message boards, etc., you can visit the SMART Recovery Online Forum. There you can register for SMART Online and then post when you receive confirmation. While waiting you can read what is currently posted.

24/7 Chat:

Also, there is a 24/7 chatroom available where you can go to discuss your problem at any time. 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.