SMART Recovery

smart recovery

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 meetings in Surrey

Please follow the links below to view details of the SMART meetings available in Surrey. Please note not all SMART groups are open to everyone, so please ensure you click on the correct timetable.

SMART meeting timetable – (for those only in treatment with i-access and Catalyst)

Peer Led SMART meeting timetable (open to everyone)

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.


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