SMART Basics

New meetings: 

Tuesday 6:30–7:30pm Valley Center:  Library
29200 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082 MAP
Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm Normal Heights: Lestat’s West, next to the coffee shop 3343 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116 MAP
Friday 8:00–9:30pm LGBT Smart Meeting: La Jolla: PRPG 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive # B214, La Jolla, 92037 MAP


SMART Recovery® offers self-empowering addiction recovery support meetings in San Diego.

These meetings are free and open to everyone!   All you have to do is show up!

We sign court cards.

SMART Recovery® (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps  individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities).  Our efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves.   For more information about our program you can go to our national website at
The 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 Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

SMART Recovery® Tools & Techniques

The SMART Recovery® 4-Point ProgramSM employs a variety of tools and techniques to help individuals gain independence from addiction and addictive behaviors. Participants are encouraged to learn how to use each tool and to practice the tools and techniques as they progress toward Point 4 of the program — achieving lifestyle balance and leading a fulfilling and healthy life. These tools include:

- Stages of Change
- Change Plan Worksheet
- Cost/Benefit Analysis (Decision Making Worksheet)
- ABCs of REBT for Urge Coping
- ABCs of REBT for Emotional Upsets
- DISARM (Destructive Irrational Self-talk Awareness & Refusal Method)
- Brainstorming
- Role-playing and Rehearsing
- USA (Unconditional Self-Acceptance)

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The SMART San Diego website is sponsored by:

Practical Recovery

Practical Recovery provides self-empowering (non-12-step)

residential treatment (rehab), sober living

and outpatient services in San Diego.