SMART Recovery

smart recovery

Please note due the current guidance around social distancing and coronavirus, we have changed the way all Catalyst SMART Peer-led groups and i-access SMART groups are delivered.

i-access online SMART meetings

If you are currently receiving support from our i-access service, you can attend our online SMART meetings which are held on Microsoft Teams. There are two groups on a Tuesday and Thursday:


  • 11am – 12pm (East)
  • 1pm – 2pm (South West)


  • 2pm – 3pm (North West)
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm (East)

These groups are hosted by staff according to team geographical areas (East, S/W etc). Clients in treatment can attend any of our online sessions and it does not matter which area you live. When we come out of lockdown we will assess all meetings again and clients will be signposted to their closest location.

Online SMART Meetings: These groups are for anyone who would like to join. SMART online offer meetings with a variety of day and evening timings, all facilitated by trained and vetted staff or volunteers. For the most up to date timetable, please visit .


Meetings can be accessed by smart phone, pad, laptop or PC. If people experience difficulties in attending please call Central office for assistance on 0330 053 6022, during office hours.

Other online meetings:

Other Support available:

Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care 24 hour helpline – 0800 802 5000

Nacoa UK – Helping everyone affected by parents drinking – 0800 358 3456 – (Open 2pm – 7pm – Monday – Saturday)

UK SMART Recovery (UK SMART) is a science-based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour. This includes addictive behaviour with substances such as alcohol, nicotine or drugs, or compulsive behaviours such as gambling, sex, eating, shopping and self-harming.

SMART stands for ‘Self Management And Recovery Training’.

There is no single approach to recovery that is right for everyone. Research into various recovery methods and therapies suggests that mutual aid can help recovery and so can treatment – a combination of the two is probably even better for many people.

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. This is the SMART Recovery 4-point programme:

  • 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.

SMART online

If you would like to access online community meetings or start your online SMART Recovery Training, please follow the appropiate links below:

Find out more about SMART Recovery

SMART Training

SMART online meeting schedule

SMART Recovery Peers and Champions

Peer Facilitators are people well into their recovery (2 years) and are ‘giving back’ to help others who have the kinds of problems they have overcome themselves.

Champions are professionals in the field who may not have had personal experience but have a good and healthy understanding of the problems faced with dependence.

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator then please contact us for training and support for your journey.


it’s just great, everybody is just the same as me and we help each other