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AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

21 LINDEN ST APT 219QUINCY, MA 02170 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The goal of this program is to help people with addiction problems recover progress to a useful and enjoyable life of purpose and service. The Greater Boston Humanists' SMART Recovery Project has been in operation since 1990. During that time there have been 33,000 free SMART Recovery meetings in MA hospitals, prisons, jails, churches, synagogues, community centers. and veterans' facilities. SMART operates in 26 countries and is endorsed by NIH, NIDA, SAMHSA, the Surgeon General, etc. The SMART Recovery Program is evidence-based, secular and self-empowering. SMART supports appropriately-prescribed medication use as part of the recovery program. Meetings are run by trained facilitators., most of whom have used the program successfully. SMART also has an evidence-based Family & Friends support group program.

Description

SMART supports 3,500 free weekly meetings globally. The MA project is entirely volunteer. Facilitators are trained via a sophisticated online program, the tuition of which is paid by the MA chapter. Most meetings are run by peers who have used the program successfully. There is a strong mentoring and support structure in MA for facilitators. Also 140 SMART Family & Friends Program meetings. SMART Recovery is a partnership between professionals and peers. There is a strong mentoring and support network in MA for facilitators.

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