SMART Recovery offers both face-to-face and online meetings. The big advantage of online meetings is for people who do not have a local meeting, though some people also like the anonymity. We currently have meetings most days, and our friends in the USA also run meetings.
For all online meetings please arrive 15 minutes early. Headsets are strongly recommended. Meetings are appropriate for newcomers to SMART or Family and Friends. If possible please review the ‘SMART For Life’ material on the Training platform prior to your first meeting (register on the Community, login and select ‘Training’).
All times listed are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/British Summer Time (BST).
SMART Recovery Meetings
(For those in or interested in recovery)
Monday at 12.30pm – 2.00pm (room opens 12.10pm app.)
Wednesday at 7.30pm – 9.00pm (room opens 7.10pm app.)
Thursday at 8.30pm – 10.00pm (room opens 8.10pm app.)
Friday at 8.30pm – 10.00pm (room opens 8.10pm app.)
Sunday at 6.30pm – 8.00pm (room opens at 6.10pm app.)
The above is a list of the usual meeting times. Please note that all online meetings are facilitated by volunteers and may change or be cancelled at short notice.
For an up-to-date list of on-line meetings, and the meeting room link, please visit the ‘Event’s Forum on the Website.
Facilitators also post the link the ‘wall’ (‘newest’) when the room is opened.
When you click on the link, you will see an invitation to enter the room as a ‘Guest’.
Log in using the user-name you registered on the site, you don’t need a password.
If you don’t see the ‘guest’ option, the room is not open.
If you have difficulty getting into the meeting, please visit ‘newest activity’ for assistance.
Family and Friends
(For those affected by a loved one’s addictive behaviour)
You can find the meeting room link in the ‘Family and Friends (Concerned Significant Others)’ Specialised Groups Forum.
Monday at 7.30pm – 9.00pm (room opens at 7.00pm app.)
Interested in Volunteering for UKSR Online?
Introductory Meeting for Aspiring Volunteers
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
All who are interested in Online Volunteering are welcome to attend
Facilitator Support Meetings
For a full description of each of these meetings, please see ‘How we Support Facilitators’.
Links are supplied when facilitators complete training.
Facilitator Personal Support
The 2nd Thursday of every month at 7.00pm – 8.30pm
It will be held in a different meeting room to the general meetings.
All facilitators are welcome.
SMART Meeting Management (SMM) – on the US site (Formerly called AFT)
Every Thursday morning at 1.00am – 2.00am.
The last Saturday of every month at 8.00pm – 9.00pm
All SMART Recovery Facilitators and Volunteers are welcome to attend.
For further instructions on how to register to attend the SMART USA meetings see below.
Attending a USA Online Meeting
There are more meetings available on the SMART Recovery USA meeting site. To see the full list with days and times, click here – please note times are in US Eastern Standard Time (EST) by default. For further instructions on how to register to attend the SMART USA meetings, click here
Attending an online meeting
Everyone participating in the online meetings will need speakers or a headset so that they can hear the Facilitator and other participants talking. The simplest way of checking in advance of the meeting whether your speakers will work, is to visit the BBC News website and check if you can hear videos. If you cannot hear these, you will need help with your computer before coming to the meeting.
If you can hear, but do not have a microphone, you can still participate using text. This works, but if you want to make good use of the meetings a headset such as those below is a huge improvement.
Problems accessing the meeting?
If you get a blank screen when you try and access the meeting, there are a couple of things to check.
You need ‘Adobe Flash’ installed, which you probably already have but it might be out of date. Use this Adobe site to check whether it is installed – if it reports you have Flash earlier than 10.1 you must upgrade. If it is less than 11, you are a bit out of date and might benefit from upgrading anyway.
Supported browsers include: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later (32 bit only); Mozilla Firefox 3 or later; and Google Chrome. If in doubt, it might be worth upgrading. We tend to recommend Google Chrome which also works well with our new website!
Buy a headset
To participate fully in the online meetings, please use a headset. These work much better than a microphone and speakers on the computer itself, which tend to cause ‘feedback’ and a nasty echo. If you buy through the link below SMART Recovery gets a small percentage of the purchase price.