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Help for Family & Friends

Help yourself, and help your loved one, with an alternative to Al-Anon and Johnson Intervention.

SMART Recovery would like to welcome you and help you find the information and provide you with the resources you can use to help yourself, as well your loved one.

SMART Recovery Family & Friends is a science-based, secular alternative to Al-Anon and Johnson Intervention. Our method is based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training).

SMART Recovery Family & Friends helps those who are affected by the substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one.

Update: The new SMART Recovery Family & Friends Handbook is now available in the SMART Recovery Bookstore!

A great book to read

Get Your Loved One Sober

Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening 

by Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D.



Family & Friends Online Support Meeting

Each Monday night at 9:00 PM (Eastern), SMART Recovery Volunteer Facilitators provide a Concerned Significant Others (CSO) meeting to address specific issues encountered when a friend or family member tries to reach out and help a loved one affected by addiction.

The meetings share SMART Recovery tools that can be implemented by loved ones to help with emotional upsets, effective communication methods when dealing with loved ones, and more. Techniques employed within the CRAFT Program (Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training) will also be shared for the benefit of meeting attendees.Family & Friends handout

To Participate

To participate in the online Family & Friends meetings, registration is required at the SMART Recovery Online

A Family & Friends (Concerned Significant Others) Message Board Forum for additional support is also available.