SMART Recovery is a mutual aid organisation that provides self-help meetings designed to help you understand and use evidence based techniques to help you recover from any type of addictive behaviour.
SMART Recovery focuses on C.B.T (cognitive behavioural therapy) and R.E.B.T (rational emotive behavioural therapy). SMART participants meet up regularly to discuss their week and how they are doing in their recovery. The aim of these meetings is to provide a safe space to talk about how you are and help each other using what is called SMART tools.
How Does SMART Work?
SMART is a science based program that consists of 4 points, each one having a set of specific tools to help you in your recovery. The 4 points are;
Building and maintaining motivation
Coping with urges
Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours
Living a balanced life
The tools within each of these 4 points are versatile and there is a tool for almost any situation you will face in recovery. For a great video explaining some of the SMART tools click here.
Will SMART Work For Me?
Try one of the many meetings throughout Forth Valley, or train to be a SMART Recovery meeting Facilitator. You could be running a meeting!