Group Name: SMART Recovery for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Description: SMART is a free self-help program for recovery from addictive behavior. Groups are led by a lay-coordinator. Most groups also have a volunteer advisor who is a mental health professional. Our purpose is to support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behavior, (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.

SMART is not a twelve step program. It is based on modern cognitive/behavioral methods, particularly Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). We think a persons religious or spiritual convictions are a personal matter that can be helpful, but are not a part of the SMART program. SMART teaches people practical, proven self-management and recovery skills.

Where: Toronto Public Locke Library Meeting Room 3083 Yonge St | Toronto, ON M4N 2K7

When: Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. This particular meeting is for all age groups. Visit the Canada meetings page for more Ontario locations.

Contact: Cynthia Moore 416-628-9185 | Curtis 403-619-4210 | cynthia.moore@rogers.com | www.smartrecovery.org

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