SMART Recovery Meetings

It's Time to Get SMART About Recovery

SMART Recovery​ is a peer-led, non-clinical program aimed for participants to achieve a healthy, positive, and balanced lifestyle change while navigating substance use and other addictive behaviors. Addictive behaviors could include gambling, smoking, sex, self-harm, or social media use. SMART Recovery uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Harm-Reduction techniques, and Motivational Interviewing to address these behaviors and empower individuals to recover by:

 

1. building and maintaining motivation,

2. coping with urges,

3. managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

4. living a balanced life

The SMART Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance

  • Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives

  • Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change

  • Meetings are educational and include open discussions

  • Is evidence-based and rooted in the science of addiction

Learn more about SMART Recovery by visiting their website here.

 

SMART Recovery at Kenneth Young Center

Youth

(up to age 18)

Tuesdays

4:30p-5:30p

Adult

(ages 18+)

Saturdays

10:00a-11:30a

LGBTQ+

(ages 17+)

Tuesdays

5:30p-7:00p

 

Due to COVID-19, our groups are currently meeting through Zoom video and audio.

 

Youth - click here to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Previous in-person attendance is not required to attend a meeting. For assistance, contact Demetrius at demetriusy@kennethyoung.org

 

LGBTQ+ - click here to join

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Previous in-person attendance is not required to attend a meeting. For assistance, contact Francis at francisq@kennethyoung.org

 

Adult - click here to join

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Previous in-person attendance is not required to attend a meeting. For assistance, contact Daryl at darylp@kennethyoung.org

Connect to more peer-led recovery groups near you:  

For more recovery support services visit our Recovery Resource Guide!

These services are funded in full or in part through a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant (T1081699) to the Illinois Department of Human Services. Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (NHS/SAMHSA) and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).