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SMART Recovery


SMART Recovery

This group promotes self-directed change and self-empowerment and offers support in your efforts to address misuse or abuse of alcohol or other drugs and/or other addictive behaviors. Learn self-reliance as you work to improve the satisfaction and quality of your life. SMART Recovery is an alternative to 12-step recovery programs and draws upon the ever-evolving scientific knowledge about addition and recovery. Group members can learn ways of:

  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • Coping with urges
  • Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Living a balanced life


The group is facilitated by Kelly Rubin, LMHC, CAC and meets on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:00pm during the Spring and Fall semesters. This group requires a brief screening appointment before joining, which provides an opportunity to meet with Kelly, ask questions you may have about the group, and help determine if the group is a good fit for your individual goals. The group early in the semester, so contact CAPS today to request a screening appointment or, if the group has already started for the semester, to request that your name be added to the group sign-up list for next semester.