Welcome to SMART Recovery San Diego

We offer self-empowering (non-12-step) addiction recovery support meetings in San Diego.
These meetings are free and open to everyone!   All you have to do is show up!
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SMART Recovery® (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps  individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities).  Our efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. For more information about our approach you can go to our national website at www.smartrecovery.org.

We offer specific tools and  techniques for each of these points:



Point 1

Building and Maintaining Motivation

Point 2

Coping with Urges in Recovery

Point 3

Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

Point 4

Living a Balanced Life in Recovery

SMART Recovery® Tools & Techniques

The SMART Recovery® 4-Point Program® employs a variety of tools and techniques to help individuals gain independence from addiction and addictive behaviors.

These tools include:

  • Stages of Change
  • Change Plan Worksheet
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis (Decision Making Worksheet)
  • ABCs of REBT for Urge Coping
  • ABCs of REBT for Emotional Upsets
  • DISARM (Destructive Irrational Self-talk Awareness & Refusal Method)
  • Brainstorming
  • Role-playing and Rehearsing
  • USA (Unconditional Self-Acceptance)

The SMART San Diego website is sponsored by Practical Recovery

Practical Recovery provides self-empowering (non-12-step) outpatient services in San Diego, including individual therapy, group IOP and an innovative alternative to residential treatment, the Individual Intensive Outpatient Program (IIOP).

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