Welcome to SMART Recovery Los Angeles

We offer self-empowering, non-faith-based mutual help groups for addictive problems. These meetings are free and open to anyone!  No one is required to participate.

Discover the Power of Choice at the

Center for Inquiry West

2535 W. Temple St. LA CA 90035

please call David at 213-651-3784 or Jarrod at 209-752-7763 with any questions

Many thanks to Atheists United Los Angeles & Evan Clark for their generous support

SMART Recovery® (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addictive substances and activities.


Discover the Power of Choice!


Welcome to our community! Our discussions are based on scientific knowledge, and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. SMART is helpful for some participants primarily because they become involved with a new community of helpful and friendly people. For others SMART is helpful primarily because they learn new ways of thinking about themselves and their behavior. Although we have science-based ideas for you to consider, no one will tell you what to do. Our slogan is “Discover the Power of Choice.” For many SMART is a combination of new community and new ways of thinking. You can be involved with SMART in whatever way you want to. We look forward to your participation.




We offer tools and information for each of these 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

Examples of SMART Recovery® tools & information

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)
You can also find out a lot more about what SMART Recovery has to offer by visiting our national website:



Your donation will help make SMART Recovery more available to those who need it !

To make a donation to SMART Recovery Los Angeles, please click the orange PayPal “Donate” button above.

(If you are not taken to PayPal please contact david@SmartRecoveryLA.org))


To donate to SMART Recovery at a nationwide level, visit our main website at www.smartrecovery.org.

(Our national office can provide you with a charitable donation letter for tax purposes,
SMART Recovery Los Angeles cannot provide such letters at this time.)

Please provide feedback, positive or negative, about a specific SMART Recovery meeting you attended. If relevant, please provide date, time, location, and meeting leader (if you know it), so that we may follow up if needed.

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