I am writing to notify those in need of addiction recovery services of an organization called SMART Recovery. I have found that as effective as Alcoholics Anonymous is, the program is not for everyone. SMART or Self-Management and Recovery Training may be a viable alternative for those who need an addiction recovery support group and who have decided that AA is not for them. SMART recovery sponsors meetings throughout Massachusetts and the New England States. Their programs deal with alcoholism, drug dependency, and other addictions. It teaches abstinence, coping with addiction & urges, managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as balancing monetary and enduring satisfaction. You can visit the Smart Recovery website for more information. Active participation in a recognized self-help program such as Smart Recovery is a positive factor considered by the Board of Appeal when deciding whether or not to order the Registry to issue a DUI hardship license.