Welcome to SMART Recovery San Diego

We offer self-empowering, non-12-step mutual help groups for addictive problems. These meetings are free and open to anyone!  No one is required to participate. All you have to do is show up!

We sign court cards.

SMART Recovery® (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps  individuals gain independence from addictive substances and activities.
Our approaches are based on scientific knowledge, and those approaches evolve as scientific knowledge evolves.



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


Point 1

Building and Maintaining Motivation

Point 2

Coping with Urges


Point 3

Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

Point 4

Living a Balanced Life

SMART Recovery® Tools & Techniques

The SMART Recovery® 4-Point Program® employs a variety of tools and techniques to help individuals gain independence from problematic 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)
You can also find out a lot more about what SMART Recovery has to offer by visiting our national website:



Your donation will help make SMART Recovery more available to those who need it !

To make a donation to SMART Recovery San Diego, please click the orange PayPal “Donate” button above.

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To donate to SMART Recovery at a nationwide level, visit our main website at www.smartrecovery.org.

(Our national office can provide you with a charitable donation letter for tax purposes,
SMART Recovery San Diego cannot provide such letters at this time.)

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, family and group therapy, and an innovative alternative to residential treatment.

Please provide feedback, positive or negative, about a specific SMART Recovery meeting you attended. If relevant, please provide date, time, location, and meeting leader (if you know it), so that we may follow up if needed.

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