‘Smart Recovery is a science-based addiction support group where we learn self empowering skills and support each other in our recovery.’ Smart recovery works with people who have various addictions, this includes, alcohol, drugs, gambling and over-eating. Smart looks at the addictive behaviours within the group and uses ‘tools’ scientifically tested such as ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ Smart offers a 4-Point Programme, which looks at:
1) Building and maintaining motivation.
2) Coping with urges.
3) Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
4) Living a balanced life.
Smart has been running successfully throughout Perth & Kinross for a couple of years. At present they are looking at developing Smart Families and Friends, to support the families and carers and friends who support a loved one, who has addiction issues.
Please check with Smart Recovery the meetings the Alcohol and Drug Partnership is hoping to support more Smart Groups, in the Community as well as in Perth Prison and Open Estate.