Department of Family Services – Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,

SMART Recovery®

SMART Recovery® is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group; image of person arms open facing sun - banner graphic

New Public SMART Recovery® Group in Fairfax County
7-8 p.m.
Offered Virtually via Zoom 

The group will transition to in person meetings in the future at David R. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Drive Fairfax, VA 22032. Interested in this meeting location? Learn more about the meeting

This local addiction recovery group is a collaboration between SMART Recovery®the Department of Family Services, and Neighborhood and Community Services.

What is SMART Recovery®?

Our participants learn recovery tools based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community with free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups and online services.

What exactly does this mean to you?

SMART Recovery® can be used to address ANY addictive behavior. No matter what your addiction, the program’s tools and techniques will help you overcome the behavior. You’ll find a warm and welcoming community in both our face-to-face meetings and online activities.

How does SMART Recovery® help?

SMART Recovery is a 4-Point ProgramSM  that helps participants with:

  1. Building and Maintaining Motivation
  2. Coping with Urges
  3. Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
  4. Living a Balanced Life

Learn more about the national SMART Recovery® program and online resources for addiction recovery. 

On this edition of the County Conversation podcast, host Jim Person talks with Michael Schut, Parent Support Specialist in our Children, Youth, and Families Division. This position was created to provide Parent Support Services to fathers and mothers who are engaged in risky substance use or are struggling with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Michael talked specifically about the weekly SMART Recovery® meeting he leads to help parents and families with addiction recovery.

Family and friends with loved ones who are recovering from substance abuse have their own unique challenges. Learn more about our the support offered in our local group Pathways to Healing (For Family and Friends Impacted by Substance Use). 

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