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SMART stands for - Self Management And Recovery Training - a science-based program that helps people to manage their recovery from addictive any behaviour.

We provide a network of peer support mutual-aid groups across the country, and online.

Meetings are delivered by volunteers in recovery or by professional staff/volunteers from our partner organisations.

SMART Recovery helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

This is the SMART Recovery 4-point programme:

#1. Building and maintaining motivation
#2. Coping with urges
#3 Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours
#4 Living a balanced life

Details about all our current meetings can be found by visiting our website at:-

Locations we operate in

SMART Recovery (BDP) - 0330 053 6022

11 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE

SMART (Coniston Community Centre) - 0330 053 6022

The Parade, Bristol, BS34 5LP

SMART Recovery (DHI) - 0330 053 6022

130 Tower Road North, Bristol, BS30 8XN

SMART Recovery (Bristol) - 0330 053 6022

The Redland Club, Bristol, BS6 6TN

Services we Provide


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SMART is a self-help programme that supports people who want to change their problematic behaviour.

This includes; addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.

Guided by trained facilitators, participants learn to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), motivational tools and other science-based techniques.

What we do

The 4-Point Programme is the foundation and building blocks of SMART.

Many of the tools and techniques can be used not only for your recovery journey but to help you deal with future problems and achieve more satisfaction and balance in your life.

The four points are:

  1. Building and Maintaining Motivation
  2. Coping with urges
  3. Managing Thoughts, feelings and Behaviours
  4. Living a Balanced Life

Where we do it

Details of all currently registered and authorised SMART groups in Bristol (or the remainder of the UK) can be found at

How to access

If you would like to find out more about SMART Recovery, please visit our website at

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