[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Lise Roemmele

Lise Roemmele had a choice to make. Desperate to help a loved one in active addiction, she could allow them “hit rock bottom” or look for a way to help her loved one and herself.

SMART Recovery’s Family & Friends program offered exactly what Lise was looking for. After attending meetings as a participant and seeing the incredible progress in her loved one’s recovery and her own ability to help him, Lise decided it was time to give back. She took the SMART Recovery Training Family & Friends Training and now leads amazing meetings on her own.

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