“SMART Recovery uses tools based on scientifically tested methods for addiction recovery, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
The core activity of SMART Recovery is the network of self-help/mutual aid support meetings; we are also a ‘community of recovery’ which provides mutual support outside of the meetings themselves.
SMART Recovery advocates choice, so that those seeking recovery can choose what works best for them from a ‘tool-box’ of methods and strategies.
The goal of SMART Recovery is for you to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle and to ‘move on’ when you feel confident your addictive behavior is behind you, rather than remaining a permanent participant in the program. Graduates are invited to volunteer as meeting facilitators or to volunteer in other roles to help ‘give back’ to our recovery motivation.”