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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

Join us for the 5th Annual SMART Recovery East Coast Conference on Saturday, October 24, 2020 – this year a virtual event that will be live-streamed and available for participation from anywhere!

The morning keynote speaker will be Dr. Christopher C. Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. His scholarship focuses on motivational interviewing and interpersonal processes in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Professor Wagner is the lead author of the highly regarded text Motivational Interviewing in Groups (2012, Guilford Press).

The afternoon keynote speaker will be Dr. Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Motivation and Change, one of the country’s best known modern treatment providers, with campuses in New York, Massachusetts and Washington DC. She is co-author of Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change.

6 CEUs will be awarded to treatment professionals who attend. REGISTER HERE.