What is SMART Recovery?
SMART Recovery is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from addictive behavior. SMART stands for Self-Management And Recovery Training. SMART Recovery helps participants decide if they have a problem, builds their motivation to change, and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery. Our program isn’t intended to be a substitute for professional help or treatment. SMART encourages individuals to determine a recovery path that is right for their needs and beliefs. Some may choose to use the program in concert with other mutual-support groups, or in conjunction with professional treatment. SMART recognizes there are many pathways to recovery.
How Does SMART Recovery Work?
In small group settings, we talk freely, share ideas, support and experience. We learn proven, practical self-management and recovery skills through these discussions and self-help activities. To learn more about the SMART Recovery method, visit www.smartrecovery.org.
Texas A&M SMART Recovery meetings have previously been held virtually, but we plan to offer in-person meetings in the Fall. Fall meeting dates will be added over the summer. Our virtual meetings have been held through Zoom and are limited to 20 participants per meeting. Sign-ups for each session typically close 24 hours before each session. Participants must register for each session they would like to attend.
If you're nervous about attending your first meeting, we want to help you feel more comfortable and prepared to join us. Below is a list of current SMART facilitators who can answer any questions you may have about SMART. You can also call our office at 979.845.0280.
- Sarah Beth Heiar (email@example.com)
- Megan Buck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jon Hill (email@example.com)
Register for a SMART Recovery Meeting
- Personal and career counseling, academic skills enhancement, testing, outreach programming, psychiatric services, consultation, and crisis intervention
- 7166 Mesco Dr, Bryan, TX 77808
- Outpatient treatment with individualized treatment plans, including counseling and monitoring 1-2 times weekly. Participants attend a 1 hour weekly/biweekly individual counseling session, and a family session as identified on the treatment plan. Program services include: Intake, Assessment, Relapse Prevention, Life Skills Training, Treatment Planning, Treatment Plan Reviews, Referrals, and discharge planning to continue their success in recovery.
Addiction Helpline in Texas
- 24-hour support hotline
- 837 N Harvey Mitchell Parkway (FM 2818), Bryan, TX 77807
- Hosted by Brazos Valley Intergroup
- 4001 E 29th St, Suite 90, Bryan, TX 77802
- Alcohol and substance abuse screenings, outpatient treatment, and educational classes.
- 702 University Dr Suite 100-D, College Station, TX 77840
- Free assessment and referral, group counseling sessions, individual counseling, family groups, drug and alcohol testing, and referral for detox and medical services
- 3201 University Dr East, Suite 230, Bryan, TX 77808
- Unique, individualized treatment options, licensed for all levels of care including detox, full-residential, partial hospitalization (PHP) , and intensive outpatient (IOP).
- 2548 Aylor Road, Wallis, TX 77485
- A co-ed, residential substance use disorder treatment facility focused on recovery, spiritual exploration, and re-integration.
- 3550 Normand Dr, College Station, TX 77845
- Treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Offering detox and residential levels of care. Clinical services are trauma informed and evidence based.
- 1651 Rock Prairie Rd, Suite 101, College Station, TX 77845
- College Station's first devoted opioid detox center, providing medication assisted treatment, intensive outpatient programs, day treatment, behavioral and psychiatric services, family counseling and support groups, and relapse prevention and continuing care.
- "Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy"
- Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., Wilson, W., Wilson, L. H., & Foster, J. (2014). Buzzed: The straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. New York, NY: WW Norton & Company.