SMART Recovery Online Announces Support Meeting for Family & Friends

Premiere of weekly online support meeting for family/friends whose loved ones are struggling from addictions to debut Monday, September 20th, 2010
Sept. 7, 2010 - PRLog -- Mentor, Ohio - SMART Recovery®

Beginning Monday, September 20th, from 9-10 PM Eastern Time (and every Monday night thereafter) SMART Recovery Volunteer Facilitators will be providing a Family & Friends meeting to address specific issues encountered when a friend or family member tries to reach out to help a loved one.

The meetings will share SMART Recovery tools that can be implemented by loved ones to help with emotional upsets, effective communication methods, and much more.  Techniques employed within the CRAFT Program (Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training) will also be shared for the benefit of meeting attendees. Visit for additional information about the CRAFT Program.

To participate in the meetings, registration is required at the SMART Recovery Online website:  A Concerned Significant Others Message Board Forum (for family & friends) is also available.

Recommended readings/support materials for participants of the Friends & Family meeting include:

Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
available from Amazon via this link:

The SMART Recovery Handbook, and the SMART Recovery Quickstart CD, available via this link:


SMART Recovery® Central Office, 7304 Mentor Avenue, Suite F, Mentor, OH 44060
Shari Allwood, Executive Director. Phone: 440.951.5357. Toll-free: 866.951.5357
Email: Website:

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