SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based mental health and educational program focused on changing addictive behaviors. Weekly meetings focus on ideas and techniques to help participants change from a self-destructive and unhappy life to one that is constructive and satisfying.
Successful participants eventually graduate from the program, while some remain involved in order to help others.
SMART meetings are straightforward and organized. Facilitators are trained, and some have experience with drinking and using.
8 to 9 p.m. most Tuesdays, Palos Health South Campus, 15300 West Avenue, Building A, Conference Room B.
7 to 8:30 p.m. most Fridays, Palos Health South Campus, 15300 West Avenue, Building C, Suite 313 Conference Room.
SMART Recovery complements the existing addiction and substance abuse services offered through Palos Health's Behavioral Health Department.