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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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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.