Join us at the SMART Recovery Annual Conference 2018

SMART Recovery Annual Conference 2018Join us in Tempe for the exciting opportunity to learn from our keynote speaker, Robert Meyers, as he explains how Concerned Significant Others can support a Loved One with an addiction using CRAFT model (Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training), a significant component of SMART’s Family & Friends program.

This year’s conference agenda also includes an interesting talk on Ancient Brains, Modern Minds: causes and conditions of addiction and paths to recovery, a presentation on the Face-to-Face Facilitator Training Project in Rehab, local presenters share their journey, DISARM tool presentation, SMART’s Alumni Committee shares information, Mindfulness instruction, and Recovery Community as shared by the Mocksville Police Department.

Additional presentations about SMART Recovery International, updates from our board president, and enjoy meeting our new executive director!

Breakout sessions to include: Volunteer/Facilitators, Corrections/Drug Courts/Criminal Justice, Addiction Professionals, and The SMART Organization. Each breakout will include multiple discussion topics. This year there is room to choose two breakouts sessions on your conference registration form!

Various opportunities for socializing and fun activities will be offered to take advantage of the location, including a field trip to the award-winning Heard Museum of Southwestern and Native American Art and Artifacts and a Friday evening scavenger hunt!

In addition, those desiring a more comprehensive tour of Arizona’s scenic wonders are invited to contact Regional Coordinator, Guy Lamunyon, about day trips to either the Grand Canyon or the Red Rocks of Sedona right after the event (please email Guy if interested at

Registration for our 2018 Annual Conference: Focus on The 4-Points

The registration to attend is $119.00 per person for the weekend event.  Please register for the conference by Friday, September 7, 2018, as meals and materials cannot be guaranteed for registrations received late.

Visit our conference website for up-to-date information and registration details for this year’s SMART Recovery Annual Conference!

Hotel Booking & Accommodations

The event will be held from September 21-23, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton Phoenix-Tempe located in Tempe, Arizona where the SMART room rate is $109 per night single/double occupancy- Book rooms online at the link below to receive the rate three days prior to or after the event:

or guests can call the hotel directly at 800-528-6481 and ask for the SMART Recovery group rate or reference group code SMR

CEUs will be available at a cost of $12.99 for 10.75 contact hours (CEUs) approved for addictions counselors by NAADAC. Accepted by many social work and behavioral health boards. For more information visit

Joseph Gerstein Award – Call for Nominations

The Joseph Gerstein Award will be presented to an outstanding member of the organization as nominated by his or her peers.

You can nominate an individual for this award. See the July News & Views conference article or click on the following link for more details on how to nominate a deserving SMART volunteer by August 1st!

Sponsorship Information:

We invite you to support SMART Recovery while promoting your organization. Sponsorship is available on a first-come, first-serve basis! If you’re interested in sponsoring a program at our conference, please contact Christi Farmer for more information at or 440-951-5357.

We look forward to seeing you in Tempe!


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