Smart Recovery Program

Celebrating SMART Recovery’s 25th Anniversary!

SMART Recovery started 25 years ago by Joe Gerstein, Tom Horvath and many other professionals who created and refined a self-empowering pathway to support recovery informed by the cognitive and motivational therapies that work best in treatment.
What is SMART Recovery?
A global community of 3000 mutual-support groups in which participants meet weekly to help each other overcome the life challenges caused by any addiction (to drugs, alcohol and behaviours such as gambling). Using SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training), they find the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by a science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.

The 4-Point Program®
1. Build and maintain motivation
2. Cope with urges and cravings
3. Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviour
4. Lead a balanced life

The Format
Free weekly group meetings (face-to-face and online)
Run by a trained facilitator
Focus on behaviour, not substance
Practical and evidence-based recovery tools

The Outcome
Recovery journey defined by you
Healthy, happy and meaningful life
Deeper relationships with yourself, family and friends

Weekly Class

Lives are transformed from the inside out!

Hear from our graduates and find out first hand what benefits you can find throughout the course of our Freedom Session Program!

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You can either mail in your check to 3520 Dougall Ave Windsor, Ontario N9E 1T2 or come on by our office. We would love to meet you.


Donations are used to fund the housing we provide to our guests and our various recovery programs, counselling services, mentorship programs, and classes.



3520 Dougall Ave, Windsor, ON, N9E 1T2


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