SMART Recovery

What is SMART Recovery and how does it help?

SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and is a programme that provides training and tools for people who want to change their problematic behaviour, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, internet and others.

Guided by trained facilitators, guests come to help themselves and each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques

What makes SMART different?

SMART advocates personal choice. People make a choice to engage in problematic and addictive behaviours. They can also make a choice to stop. Everyone has the power of choice and can choose to change unhelpful or harmful behaviours.

People are not their behaviours so language like ‘addict’ and ‘alcoholic’ is not used. People seeking recovery are empowered to choose what works best for them, from a ‘toolbox’ of methods demonstrated in meetings and training materials.

Participants are free to engage with other services or mutual-aid groups which they find helpful; there is no single pathway to recovery. Once a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle is achieved, participants are free to move on and pursue other goals in their life.

How to join

If you are interested, then please come along!

Sessions run every Monday evening from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Genesis Life Projects at The Gateway Centre.


The Gateway Centre, Snow Hill, London Road, Bath BA1 6DH

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