[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Sandy Dickson

Supporting a family member with an addiction can be challenging. Sandy Dickson knows these struggles all too well. Sandy found the SMART Family & Friends program comforting and resourceful in helping her cope with her family’s addiction. She became a facilitator several years ago and now has a group of long-time participants that share their experiences and help one another. This is something that Sandy values very much.

Watch on our YouTube channel

Learn more about SMART Family & Friends

Learn more about becoming a SMART volunteer

Find Sandy’s SMART Recovery Online (SROL) meeting

Subscribe to the SMART Recovery YouTube Channel

Video storytelling is a powerful tool in recovery, and we are proud to share our SMART Recovery content free-of-charge, available anywhere, on any device. Our videos hope to inform, entertain, and inspire anyone in the recovery community.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and be notified every time we release a new video.


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 The National Suicide Prevention Hotline @800-273-8255, https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

We look forward to you joining the conversation!

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

06 Mar 2020

[Video] SMART Recovery Meeting Facilitator Spotlight – Kathy Lang – Family & Friends

Read More
20 Nov 2012

SMART Recovery Handbook for Family & Friends

Read More
15 Apr 2021

[Video] Facilitator Spotlight – Lise Roemmele

Read More