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We are currently working on updating our website to reflect SMART Recovery throughout Illinois, not just Chicago and vicinity.  Unfortunately, there are disparities between meetings listed on the national SMART website and what is currently listed here on this local website.  We are working to fix that.  If you have any questions about a particular meeting, please email us at

For meetings throughout Illinois, click:  SMART Meetings in Illinois

Chicago and suburbs meetings also listed below: 

No need to notify us ahead of time: Just show up at a meeting.

Name: Gay Men’s Group:  SMART Recovery Chicago
When: Monday 7-8:15 PM  (MEETING FOR GAY MEN)   
Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted  Room 205 | GOOGLE MAP
Facilitator(s): Matt Schiemann, Steve Braun

Name: SMART Recovery Logan Square
When: Monday, 5-6:30 PM 
Where: Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee
Facilitator(s): Joe S.
Twitter: @smartLSQ

Name: SMART Recovery Chicago at Gateway OPEN MEETING
When: Monday, 7-8:30pm
Where:  Gateway Foundation, 3828 W Taylor St.  773-826-1916
Facilitator(s): John Shields

Name: SMART Recovery Chicago
When: Tuesday 7-8:30 PM    
Where: Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N. Ashland (Ashland/Winnemac, two blocks south of Foster) | GOOGLE MAP
Facilitator(s): Ethan Derda, Richard Tupper

Name: SMART Recovery Chicago
When: Tuesday 7-8:30PM
Where: Garrett Hypnosis and Wellness, 3020 N. Kimball Ave., Room 9, Chicago, IL 60618. Entrance is on Kimball and the door code is 3956. Parking/ Transportation: Just south of the Belmont Blue line stop, or on the Kimball bus route. Metered street parking is available, and there is a free parking lot 1.5 blocks south on the east side of Kimball (entrance to the parking lot is off an alley). Map
Facilitator(s): Anya

Name: Veterans SMART Recovery Chicago – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
When: Tuesdays 12-1 PM      
Where: Jesse Brown Medical Center, 8th Floor, Damen Pavilion, Chicago 60612

Name: SMART Recovery Chicago 
When: Wednesday 7-8:15PM  
Where: New Hope Recovery, 2835 N Sheffield Ave   #304, Chicago, IL 60657 (Just 2 blocks north of Diversey by Brown line stop: Buzzer: New Hope Recovery            (
Facilitator(s): Jeff Zeman

Name: FAMILY & FRIENDS meeting   
When: Thursday 7-8:30PM
Where: 4633 N Western Avenue, No. 211, buzz Mohning,  The meeting is by the Brown Line above the 7-Eleven | GOOGLE MAP
Facilitator(s): Kurt Mohning

Name: SMART Recovery HYDE PARK  
When: Thursday 7-8:30PM   
Where: Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637   Church is on the corner of Woodlawn and 56th Street with an entrance facing 56th Street. Entrance to meeting place faces WOODLAWN and is found at the back (south) end of the church. Press the MIDDLE button on the panel next to the door to be buzzed in. Once inside, go straight up a short set of stairs, turn right and up more stairs to the second level, then around to the left for the meeting room. There is no elevator.
Facilitator(s): Charlotte Miller

Name: Veterans SMART Recovery Chicago – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
When: Friday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM        
Where: Jesse Brown Medical Center, 8th Floor, Damen Pavilion, Chicago 60612
Facilitator(s): Charlotte Miller

Name: SMART Recovery Chicago
When: Saturday 9:15-10:45 AM
: Center on Halsted. Room 204. 3656 N Halsted
Facilitator(s): Sarah E. Lauzen  Contact:

Name: SMART Recovery Chicago at Harborview/St. Joseph’s (OPEN meeting)
When: Sunday 10:00-11:30am  
Where: Harborview Recovery Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL, 60657. (773) 665-3371
The meeting is on the 6th floor of the hospital. This is a meeting for patients of the Harborview Recovery Center which is also open to the general public.




Name: SMART Recovery STREAMWOOD, IL OPEN MEETING (no observers please)
When: Mondays, 5:30-7:00 pm; TIME CHANGE beginning 9/12/16 – 6:00-7:00pm – NO MEETING ON SEPT 5
Where: Hanover Township Community Resource Center. 1535 Burgundy Parkway, Streamwood, IL, 60107. NOTE: This meeting is associated with the Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin.
Facilitator: Danielle Anderson Contact:

Monday 7pm
Where: Dupage Unitarian Church, 4S 535 Old Naperville Road
Facilitator(s): Tom Harris Contact:

Name: SMART Recovery Arlington Heights
When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Live4Lali Corporate Office, 3275 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 403, Arlington Heights IL 60004
Facilitator(s): Laura Fry
Contact: 847-636-7162,

Name: SMART Recovery Grayslake
When: Tuesday, 7:30-8:30, OPEN meeting
Where: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 285 E. Washington St, Grayslake, IL, 60030
Facilitator: Lukan Paulus.

When: Wednesday Noon-1:30 PM 
Where:The Church of St. Benedict, 909 Lily Cache Lane
Facilitator:  Danny Keele
Contact:, 331-213-8443

Name: SMART Recovery HINSDALE, IL  
When: Wednesday 7-8:30 PM 
Where: Heritage Professional Associates, 120 East Ogden Ave, Ste.220  Hinsdale,  IL  60521
Facilitator:  Chelsea Solorzano 
Contact:, 630-325-5300 ext. #272

Name: SMART Recovery ELGIN at Renz Addiction Counseling Center (MEETING FOR CLIENTS ONLY)
When: Wednesday, 6-7pm
Where: Renz Addiction Counseling Center, 2 American Way, Elgin Illinois
Facilitator(s):  Danielle Anderson,

Name: SMART Recovery ELGIN at Renz Addiction Counseling Center (MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – no observers, please)
When: Thursdays, 5:30-7pm
Where: Renz Addiction Counseling Center, 2 American Way, Elgin Illinois
Facilitator(s): Danielle Anderson,

Name: SMART Recovery Libertyville
When: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
Where:  Libertyville Civic Center, 135 West Church Street, Libertyville, IL 6004
Facilitator(s): Lukan Paulus
Contact:, 847-668-4173

Name: SMART Recovery Grayslake

When: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
Where:  Counseling Center of Grayslake, 142 Hawley St., #5, Grayslake, IL 60030
Facilitator(s): Julie Pettinato, LCSW
Contact: 847-962-9549