Help for family and friends of people with addiction and alcoholism Help for Family & Friends

bigstock_Couple_Having_Argument_At_Home_16858154 - KopiaChicago IL Area

Loft Offices
4633 N. Western Avenue
Room 211 (use buzzer for entry)
Chicago, IL 60625
Thursday 7:00-8:30 PM

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!

Help for family and friends of people with addiction and alcoholism A great book to read

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

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

Help for family and friends of people with addiction and alcoholism Family & Friends Online Support Meeting

Each Monday night at 8:00 PM (Chicago) and Thursday 12:30PM (Chicago) , 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.

Family & Friends handout

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.

To Participate

To participate in the 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.