SMART Recovery

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As part of our focus and support of Person Centered Care in addiction services, the National Office is supporting the roll out of SMART Recovery.

SMART Recovery stands for Self Management and Recovery Training. It is

  •  an abstinence based peer-support programme
  •  that uses tools and techniques grounded in cognitive-behavioural principles (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy. It can help people who are experiencing a wide range  of mental health difficulties. What people think can affect how they feel and how they behave. This is the basis of CBT.)
  •  there are on-line and face to face peer led mutual aid meetings.
  •  there are currently almost 40 groups meeting weekly around the country.

See Smart Recovery