SMART Recovery

We the Parents endorses SMART  Recovery, a proven Self-Managed Addiction Recovery Training program.

We The Parents are currently looking for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to help us deliver our SMART Recovery Program. If interested, the volunteer positions available are that of Facilitator or Host. The positions involve completing an online training program, and once completed, holding regular SMART Recovery Meetings.

SMART stands for Self-Managed Addiction Recovery Training. The tag line is “Discover the Power of Choice!”™.  SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviours, including alcoholism, drug abuse,  gambling addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery is not a 12-step group, unlike Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

The 4-Point Program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:
Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

Facilitator Training

Approximately 30 hours of information-packed self-study provided through an online Distance Training platform to prepare you to start, facilitate and promote SMART Recovery meetings with confidence.

The training materials are presented in various multi-media formats, including video presentations and reading materials which guide you through the course. The Distance Training Team is on hand throughout, supporting you with online forum discussions, while the training exercises and handy reviews let you measure your progress with the completion of each of the training segments.

Two optional live online training meetings take place in each training session. The first meeting consists of multiple role play scenarios and exercises presented for discussion and application of the SMART Recovery tools and techniques.

The final meeting is a Question & Answer session with members of the training team to answer any questions and address any concerns in moving forward with your meeting plans. These two meetings wrap up and complete the training session.

Host Training

Several hours hour completion time, entirely self-paced, training materials available online at any time.

After reviewing the host training materials and completing several administrative steps the Host is eligible to register and host a SMART Recovery discussion meeting.

If you would like more information or have questions about volunteering to help us deliver our SMART Recovery Program, please contact Tracy at