SMART Recovery

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    Multiple dates from Thursday, September 5th to Thursday, May 28th

    Event Summary

    ⇓ What makes SMART different? ⇓
    SMART is secular and 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.

    Price: FREE

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    ⇓ What makes SMART different? ⇓
    SMART is secular and 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 ‘tool box’ 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.

    SMART Recovery Meeting Overview
    All SMART Recovery meetings are run by trained facilitators and follow a standard structure.

    They are usually held weekly and last for 90 minutes (check individual meeting details).

    New participants are welcome to just observe if they are not yet comfortable discussing their own issues or contributing to the meeting.

    The focus of the meeting is on the addictive behaviour and not on the substance itself. We also concentrate on present and future (setting goals), we do not focus on the past (no life stories!)

    We use evidence-based tools and techniques (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing)

    There is no fee to attend a SMART Recovery meetings, though some may ‘pass the hat’ to collect donations (to cover room hire and material etc).

    For more information:
    Email: lesley@smartsouthport.co.uk
    Text: SMART to 07702 497 257

    Venue

    Southport Community Fire Station
    Manchester Rd, Southport
    Southport
    PR9 0LH

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    Dates

    The event runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the following dates.
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