UK SMART Recovery

These groups are held every Sunday afternoon, with the primary focus being on relapse prevention and related topics. The format is typically a six session rolling group, allowing each resident to cover each topic twice over a twelve week stay.

Members of the group are encouraged to draw on and discuss past situations of failure and success with the aim of finding future solutions to remaining drug and alcohol free. An experienced SMART facilitator will be on site to provide encouragement and support for residents who would like to complete the on-line training for themselves. This includes registering at and help with training. Those who are currently training or who have completed, are encouraged to facilitate/co-facilitate SMART in the community.

Topics include:

  • Identifying and disputing irrational beliefs
  • Identifying seemingly irrelevant decisions
  • Refusal skills
  • Other relevant topics