Smart Recovery

Are compulsive or addictive behaviours causing you problems? Do you think you are drinking too much? Is your drug use out of control?

SMART Recovery runs mutual support meetings where, through open and confidential discussion, we help ourselves and each other recover from any kind of addictive behaviour.

SMART Recovery helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

The approach is science based and covers:

  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • Coping with urges
  • Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Living a balanced life

People can stay with SMART as long as they wish. There is no requirement to make a lifetime commitment to the programme, just to their recovery and leading a healthier life.

Many people find that continuing to participate in SMART after they have recovered helps them avoid lapses or relapses. Some will volunteer to train as facilitators and set up further meetings. Others simply continue to attend meetings and share their experiences with others.