SMART Recovery Family & Friends

We are in the process of developing SMART Recovery Family & Friends in Ireland. This will help 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 (Central Time) and Thursday 12:30PM (Central Time) , 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 website:www.smartrecoveryforum.org.

A Family & Friends (Concerned Significant Others) Message Board Forum for additional support is also available.