SMART Recovery Meetings

A service of CADEC's Collegiate Recovery Program

SMART Recovery - Self Management for Addiction Recovery

"Discover the Power of Choice!"™

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

Key Areas of Awareness and Change

In SMART Recovery we emphasize:

1: Enhancing motivation;
2: Refusing to act on urges to use;
3: Managing life's problems in a sensible and effective way without substances; and
4: Developing a positive, balanced, and healthy lifestyle.

Our Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
  • Provides meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions.
  • Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives.
  • Teaches techniques for self-directed change.
  • Supports the scientifically informed use of psychological treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication.
  • Works on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug abuse as complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological factors.
  • Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.
  • Differs from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery conducts face-to-face meetings with peers in these locations around campus.

When classes are in session

Ray Messinger - Facilitator
SSC 490
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When classes are in session

Matthew Espinoza - Facilitator
UHUB upstairs
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*Third weekly SMART Meeting to be held at UV
Day/Time TBD
Please contact CADEC for more information.

For more information on SMART Recovery for Family & Friends, please visit: Here