SMART (Self Management And Recovery Training) Recovery, which began in 1994 in the United States and operates as a non-profit organisation in many countries including the United States, the UK, Canada and Australia, 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, self-harming and so on.
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.
Last updated on 22/12/2014