What is it?

SMART Recovery Family & Friends is a science-based, secular alternative to Al-Anon and Johnson Intervention. Our method is based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training).

You’ll learn

  • How to build social support and peer support networks

  • How to communicate with loved ones in an assertive but non-confrontational way

  • How to establish healthy boundaries in a relationship

  • How to manage emotional upsets

  • How to use proven behavioral principles like finding and rewarding positive behaviors to support addiction recovery

  • The importance of self-care and its value in the relationship

Online Meetings

SMART Recovery provides a designated message board forum and  weekly online meetings for Family & Friends  for tool training and peer support.

Face-to-Face Meetings

The number of face-to-face meetings for Family & Friends is growing!  You can look at our meetings to locate a SMART meeting for F&F near you.


The SMART Recovery Handbook for Family & Friends is available through the online bookstore.