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John Schwartz

Recovery Community Center Manager

John Schwartz

SMART Recovery

Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery



Introduction to SMART Recovery

A basic overview of the history and framework of this secular recovery pathway including familiarization with SMART meeting format and major tools of SMART recovery.


John O. Schwartz is a person in recovery and lives in East Haddam CT. He is the manager at the Windham Recovery Community Center for The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery in Willimantic, CT. He began his CCAR journey as a volunteer at the Hartford Recovery Community Center in 2014 and attended Recovery Coach academy in September of 2015. His volunteer experience was so powerful and transformative that he left a 30-year career in food service to support CCAR’s mission and vision full time in July of 2016. John is a recovery coach professional, a SMART recovery facilitator and has facilitated numerous CART trainings (including having had the honor of taking CCAR’s recovery Coach Academy into Dept. of correction facilities), Co-chair of the Willimantic Opioid task force and member of the Windham re-entry council and community care team. In his personal life, John is a husband, father, writer, chef, musician and voracious reader.

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