49 episodes

SMART Recovery® Podcasts, a library of talks on addiction from the leading self-empowering peer support recovery group in the world. Enjoy entertaining, thought-provoking discussion with experts in the field of science-based addiction treatment and recovery.

SMART Recovery provides services for those overcoming addictions of all types.

SMART Recovery® Podcasts SMART Recovery

    • Self-Improvement
    • 3.8 • 54 Ratings

SMART Recovery® Podcasts, a library of talks on addiction from the leading self-empowering peer support recovery group in the world. Enjoy entertaining, thought-provoking discussion with experts in the field of science-based addiction treatment and recovery.

SMART Recovery provides services for those overcoming addictions of all types.

    The "Been There, Done That" Connection

    The "Been There, Done That" Connection

    Les Waite is a veteran and a clinical psychologist at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY.  
    In this podcast, Les talks about: 
    Serving in the military during the first Gulf War 
    His own struggles with addiction 
    His “been there, done that” connection with patients 
    Why the structure and order of the SMART program is effective for veterans 
    His post-COVID goals of launching more SMART meetings

    • 26 min
    Buckling Down for Recovery

    Buckling Down for Recovery

    Nick Goodwin is a SMART Recovery facilitator and co-chair of the new Veterans and First Responders meeting. He is a former Infantry Officer, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.

    In this podcast, Nick talks about:
    What led him to join the military
    What triggered his alcohol use disorder
    Finding SMART Recovery through the VARC
    Why military veterans gravitate towards SMART
    Finding a new life purpose
    Starting the first SMART Recovery Online Veterans and First Responders meeting

    • 26 min
    The Luck of the Draw Led to SMART Recovery

    The Luck of the Draw Led to SMART Recovery

    Kevin Minnick is the SMART Recovery Regional Coordinator for Indiana.

    In this podcast, Kevin talks about: 
    How being a professional golfer paid for his master’s degree
    How working in the chemical dependency unit was luck of the draw 
    Recognizing many aspects of recovery were not being addressed in 12-step programs
    Challenging his supervisor that multiple options for recovery needed to be offered 
    How SMART Recovery’s program shows results
    Incorporating the Successful Life Skil

    • 29 min
    The Search is Over

    The Search is Over

    In this podcast, Peter talks about:
    • Why partying like Frank Sinatra was the way his family coped with issues
    • Who held an intervention for him
    • How he found SMART and Alltyr
    • Why he never drank again after taking the SMART Training
    • What people are searching for
    • Taking the National Drug Court Institute training
    • Using the Successful Life Skills book in his SMART meetings
    • Why it’s important to extend compassion and empathy to everyone
    • Where life goes from here

    • 42 min
    SMART Recovery Community Update

    SMART Recovery Community Update

    The SMART Community had the opportunity to hear from Board President Bill Greer and Executive Director Mark Ruth as they shared their perspectives on what the SMART community has accomplished in 2020 and where they are headed in 2021.  

    • 45 min
    From Ruined Opportunities to SMART Recovery: A Veteran’s Survival Story

    From Ruined Opportunities to SMART Recovery: A Veteran’s Survival Story

    In the US Army, he was an E-4 Specialist serving in Guantanamo Bay. As a private person, Michael Hooper was a man struggling with alcohol abuse and depression. He didn’t know where to get help until he called the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline. From there Michael was introduced to SMART Recovery through the VA Hospital. He knew from the first meeting it was “going to be a life changer,” and how valuable the SMART Recovery program was for his survival.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

DL310805 ,

Audio only issue

I love this podcast, just hate missing what’s being said from the sound drops out. Aside from that this is really an outstanding, helpful and motivating resource.

ZFP_1808 ,

Excited, but...

I was THRILLED to see that SMART has a podcast, but woof - please up your audio game. Zoom for a guest is okay in a pinch, but the host needs a way better mic. Slight upgrade in production value would be great! With that said, thanks for sharing this important content

Sandy ATX ,

We need this information ❤️

Impossible to listen due to crosstalk, talking over each other, and random chatter that buries the excellent information. Please sharpen delivery so we can grow in our recovery and help each other grow strong.

Top Podcasts In Self-Improvement

Listeners Also Subscribed To