Spend Christmas with Smart

December 24th, 2013

Spend the Holidays with SMART Online


SMART Holiday CelebrationsSMART Recovery Online (SROL) and our UK online community will both be hosting safe and fun-filled meetings and holiday activities during the last week of December.

Christmas and New Year’s can be challenging times for people in recovery; services are closed, family pressures pile up and for many, the holidays can be pretty lonely. Whether to celebrate with others working on recovery or to get some support during a particularly challenging day, remember that the SMART Recovery USA and SMART Recovery UK online communities are available.


Beginning at 5am ET (4am CT, 3am MT, & 2am PT) the SMART Recovery UK website will be hosting a fun-filled day including a Christmas quiz, open mic, music, poetry, and more!Registration on the UK site is required in order to participate in the UK activities.

Beginning at 12 noon ET, US online facilitators will be providing meetings every hour on the hour (ending at 10pm ET). All are welcome, including those who have a loved one with an addictive behavior. Meetings will be hosted in the Voice Room of SMART Recovery USA Online. Be sure to register before Wednesday in order to be signed up to participate. (Note: meeting verifications will not be provided for these special meetings.)

New Year’s

We will be celebrating our international presence with our “New Year’s Around the World” party at SMART Recovery Online. The celebration will begin at 5:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on 12/31/13 as the Christmas Islands welcome in the New Year. Then we’ll continue west through New Zealand, Australia, and “around the world” welcoming in 2014, wrapping up at 5:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on 01/01/14 as the New Year arrives in Hawaii.

The activities during this 24 hour online New Year’s Party will be as varied as our many volunteers who are donating their time to make this event possible. Some activities in the past have included:

Presentations/topic discussions
Trivia games
Best movies, songs or moments of the year
Just hanging out…. or whatever!

These online activities are open and all are welcome!


Commenting area

  1. This is great that SMART Recovery http://www.smartrecovery.org is having this service for the holiday’s!

  2. I think it is a great idea to have online meetings as anyone can go to them at any time, especially over the holiday period, while still spending time with their family. They are obviously safe for women as well compared to some other groups.
    It is good to see some groups using the technology that is available today. I hope they manage to get the word out to people that they are dooing this.
    Have a good Xmas Anti!

  3. loving life and anti d- Happy holidays and tan you for all the plugging of my trailer!

  4. Thanks you for making it. See you and anti on http://leavingaa.com/ , http://nadaytona.org/ and probably http://stinkin-thinkin.com/ when it comes back. I think I am going to concentrate on recovery methods and good books over here for the start of the new year and will see what happens.

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