A self-proclaimed alternative to Al-Anon, Smart Recovery offers its own support for Concerned Significant Others (CSO) who are affected by the addictions of people in their lives. They conduct online support meetings and a limited number of in-person meetings at this time.

Smart Recovery Resources

Smart Recovery F&F is continuing to add information about in-person group meetings to their website as the groups are formed.  There is also an online forum for families and friends, which offers the opportunity for dialogue with others in similar situations. The message board can be found halfway down the main page of the SMART Recovery forum under “Specialized Group Forums.”

Smart Recovery operates an online bookstore where they sell training books on CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) and other materials.

People in a close relationship with an alcoholic person who would benefit from online meetings,  a related online forum, or in-person group meetings as an alternative to Al-Anon.

Online meetings for family and friends are currently held on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. ET, and require registry through the SMART Recovery website, or by phone: 866-951-5357.