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SMART Recovery

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You can help people struggling with addictive problems. Scientific evidence shows that discussion groups work. Particularly during the pandemic, discussion groups support participants to build more positive relationships, better habits, greater capacity to cope with craving, and more productive and meaningful lives.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ADDICTIVE EXPERIENCE YOURSELF.

We are looking for individuals willing to learn a simple guided discussion format (we will train you), and volunteer approximately 1.5 hours at the same time each week, on Zoom. You will have a mentor to guide you through this process. The participants help one another. Your job is to keep the meeting on track, using a process we have developed and tested. We will find substitutes for you when you need to miss a meeting.

To learn about the opportunity, and how to complete the free training, please view this page:

https://www.smartrecoverysd.org/become-a-facilitator/

If you care about people, you will not find a more meaningful experience.

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About SMART Recovery

Location:

7304 Mentor Ave, Suite F, Mentor, OH 44060, US

Mission Statement

SMART Recovery helps individuals gain independence from any type of addictive behavior, by providing a program of recovery based on scientific evidence about addiction and recovery. SMART Recovery also advocates for choice in recovery, so that individuals needing to change addictive behavior are made aware of their options and allowed to choose freely among them.

Description

SMART Recovery (Self-Mangement And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from harmful addictive behaviors through its science-based program and its self-help meetings. Our program is evidence-based and evolves as scientific knowledge advances. Our program is secular; neither demanding or demeaning spiritual or religious beliefs. Description: SMART Recovery is a not-for-profit educational organization run by volunteers which offers free abstinence-based self-help meetings, both face-to-face and on the web, aimed at abstaining from harmful addictive behaviors. Within our 4 Point Program we teach people how to: 1.) enhance and maintain motivation to abstain; 2.) cope with cravings and urges; 3.) better manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors; 4.) balance short and long term satisfactions. Volunteers may have recovered from an addiction or may have never been addicted - that seems to make no difference. What is important is that they understand the tools and strategies we offer and approach people with empathy and acceptance, and without pressure or confrontation. A fuller explication of our tools and techniques, meeting and other service offerings, volunteer opportunities, basis in science, related programs, learning materials, and other opportunities to participate may be found at our web-site: www.smartrecovery.org and we appreciate people's donations, both money and volunteer time.

Community
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours per week for 6 months

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