International Veteran & First Responder’s Webinar

The world’s veteran, currently serving, and first responder communities are filled with brave, strong, and honorable individuals. They are true heroes and inspirations for all of us.

Some of these individuals also display bravery by their commitment to recovery from substance addiction, mental health disorders, and maladaptive behaviors. To honor and recognize their efforts, SMART has created an International Veterans & First Responder’s Webinar. This free event is open to all veterans, currently serving, and first responders across the globe—and those who wish to show support and solidarity with these communities.

Please join us for this historic event and celebrate Life Beyond Addiction.

Saturday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m. EST, 9:00 p.m. GMT
& Sunday, November 13th at 8:00 a.m. AEDT

Click here to view the agenda.


SMART recovery provides a lot of resources to the communities we serve, and we want to make sure we are providing the most effective ones. Our ability to do this depends greatly on the feedback we receive from you, our volunteers, and participants. This need is even greater when we focus on a unique demographic such as our Veterans, Active Military and First Responders community (VFR).

At SMART Recovery, we understand the particular needs of this culture and want to ensure we are continuing to provide the best possible services. The survey below gives you the opportunity to allow your voice to be heard about your experience with SMART as well as your opinion on how we can improve. The data will also assist us in educating treatment providers, community organizations and re-entry programs on the particular needs of the VFR participant and help to enhance the services across the nation. Please help us by filling out this brief, anonymous survey and let your voice be heard in the name of recovery!

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SMART Recovery welcomes comments on our blog posts—we enjoy hearing from you! In the interest of maintaining a respectful and safe community atmosphere, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines when making or responding to others’ comments, regardless of your point of view. Thank you.

  • Be kind in tone and intent.
  • Be respectful in how you respond to opinions that are different than your own.
  • Be brief and limit your comment to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Be careful not to mention specific drug names.
  • Be succinct in your descriptions, graphic details are not necessary.
  • Be focused on the content of the blog post itself.

If you are interested in addiction recovery support, we encourage you to visit the SMART Recovery website.


If you or someone you love is in great distress and considering self-harm, please call 911 for immediate help, or reach out to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline @ 988,

We look forward to you joining the conversation!

*SMART Recovery reserves the right to not publish comments we consider outside our guidelines.*

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