Smart Recovery Chicago


We are aware that the meeting listings on this website have not been consistently updated.  We are working to fix that and make other improvements.  Goal is to have our improved website up and running in about a month.

In the meantime, this website’s Illinois meeting list, which has become quite out of date, has been taken offline.  Please use this link to access the meeting list on the national website.  


34141733Maybe SMART Recovery®  is the path you are looking for?

Are you worried about your drug or alcohol use, or any other addictions? Do you want to regain control of your life? Try SMART Recovery® a science based, secular and self empowering program.

SMART Recovery® offers a secular scientific alternative if you are seeking independence from alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling and other addictive behaviors. You learn to live a balanced lifestyle and free yourself from addiction. We are not saying that it is easy – but it’s maybe easier than you think to break free from a destructive lifestyle.

“Are you having trouble getting motivated to change?  – SMART Recovery® has very specific and effective tools to get you motivated to change.”


We welcome you to a SMART Recovery® meeting

Get smart – get started in a SMART Recovery® support group, face-to-face or online. In our friendly, small group settings, we talk freely, sharing ideas, support and experience.  We learn proven, practical self-management and recovery skills – through discussions, training tools from the tool-box and other self-help activities to increase self-reliance.

Good to know about SMART Recovery®

  • SMART is science-based
  • Self-empowering
  • All meetings are lead by a trained facilitator
  • No labeling like “alcoholic”
  • You attend as long as you find it useful
  • SMART is a nonprofit organization
  • You have choices, also in recovery
  • Personal responsibility
  • Proven principles of change
  • Not based on any religious or spiritual ground
  • Unconditional self-acceptance

See this video with Tom Horvath, PhD, President SMART Recovery®

This is a short introduction video about SMART Recovery®