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SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the current situation related to the COVID-19 virus, many SMART Recovery meetings have gone online, including those in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Please click on the Meetings tab at the top of this page and look for the meetings you usually attend or may be interested in checking out.

Information can be found after clicking on Check for Meeting Details in the box which lists your meeting.

If you have any questions, please send an email to David Koss, Regional Coordinator, at

Welcome to the DC metro area chapter of the SMART Recovery Self-Help Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping you live a more free and happy life. We promote freedom from dependence on alcohol and other drugs through self-help in a small group setting supported by a variety of online tools to help you succeed. You can learn to make sensible and reasoned choices to abstain by overcoming problem habits and thinking.

There is no charge for meetings, online or in person. Minimal voluntary donations are accepted.

Upcoming Events

The 2020 SMART Recovery East Coast Conference was a success!

Thank you to the presenters and guests for attending. And thanks to all of you who joined in via the SMART Recovery YouTube channel.

For those who were unable to be with us on October 24th, and for everyone who wishes to watch it again, the entire conference is now available below.

The six hour program includes presentations from:

Bill Greer, President, SMART Recovery USA

Christopher C. Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions on “The Special Challenges of Motivational Interviewing in Groups”

Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Clinical Director, The Center for Motivation and Change, New York; New Marlborough, MA; and Washington, DC. on “Inviting Change Through Empathic Understanding: The Invitation to Change Approach”

You can view the entire conference here:

Please join us on Saturday, October 23, 2021 for next year’s conference, when our morning keynote speaker will be:

Dr. Molly Magill, MSW, LICSW, Ph.D. – Associate Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Biostatistics at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Brown University School of Public Health – Providence, Rhode Island