SMART Recovery

“Discover the Power of Choice”

We help people recover from addictive behaviour and lead meaningful and satisfying lives.  Our approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods.   We run a network of self help meetings and also partner with care professionals.

Our Approach

  • * Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
  • * Provides meetings that are educational, supportive and focussed on open discussions.
  • * Supports the use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments where appropriate.
  • * Can be used to tackle any form of addictive behaviour, including drugs and alcohol, gambling
  • * Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.

How to recognise an official UK SMART Recovery Meeting

All UK SMART Recovery meetings are run by trained facilitators who have completed the training course and received a certificate. They register their meeting with UK SMART Recovery and it is publicised on the MEETINGS page of this website.

Online meetings are also provided by trained facilitators, which are advertised on the COMMUNITY page in the ‘Welcome to SMART online’ thread.

At present UK SMART Recovery do not provide any other type of meeting.

If a meeting is not advertised on the UK SMART Recovery MEETINGS list or COMMUNITY page, it maybe that it is a closed meeting which occur at some Partnership sites and are for clients only, or that the meeting has not been registered.  If you are attending an open meeting which does not appear on our Meetings list, please ask the Facilitator to register the meeting with us.

UK SMART Recovery cannot accept liability for meetings that are being run by anyone who has not completed the official UKSR training and received a certificate of completion.

This information is given to ensure people seeking recovery are able to make an informed choice about which meetings to attend