SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, which is a peer-led, mutual support group for people who struggle with substances and addictive behaviors. In SMART Recovery, we learn tools and techniques rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing to help empower individuals to manage their own recovery journeys. We do this by focusing on 4 main points: Building and Maintaining Motivation, Coping with Urges, Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors, and Living a Balanced Life.
- Adults (ages 18 and over) Wednesdays 6:00p‑7:00p Join Now and Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:30a Join Now
- Adult Men’s (ages 18 and over) Thursdays 6:00p‑7:00p Join Now
- Youth (ages 17 and under) Tuesdays from 4:30p – 5:30p Register Now
- LGBTQ+ Adults (ages 18 and over) Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00p Join Now
- Friends and Family (all ages) Sundays 1:30p‑2:30p Join Now
For questions or concerns contact: [email protected]kennethyoung.org or call 224−229−7456.
In light of COVID-19, all KYC SMART meetings are available on Zoom video conferencing. Click here to learn more.
Narcotics Anonymous (Find Meetings Near You)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are 12-step groups for people in recovery from misusing narcotics. Meetings are based on spiritual principles and consist of group readings from NA literature as well as group sharing. NA members are highly encouraged to find sponsors within the group — another person in recovery who can serve as a support system for them.
Refuge Recovery (RR) meetings consist of meditation, reading Refuge Recovery literature, and group sharing. RR is based on non-religious Buddhist principles and does not require a belief in God or a higher power.
Recovery Dharma (Find Meetings Near You)
Recovery Dharma (DR) meetings consist of explanatory readings, a guided meditation, shared readings, and group discussions. DR is based on Buddhist principles and does not require a person to self-identify as a Buddhist to attend meetings.
Looking for a sober community? Create a profile (anonymous or otherwise) on Sobergrid and get connected to a Facebook-like network of other people attaining sobriety. Share posts, pictures, personal messages and even join private groups with others on this app.
Reddit Recovery (View Forum)
Reddit is a digital social forum in which anonymous, registered members can submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members. The Reddit Recovery page is a community of members who discuss recovery-related topics.