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SMART Norwich

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Please Note: I no longer facilitate SMART at NORCAS, this page is just for reference.

UPDATE: I have been informed that there is now a Monday smart meeting at All Saints Church, 3 All Saints Street, Norwich, NR1

Welcome to the SMART recovery section of my blog. I have just completed a two day course based on SMART, the course has been designed to spread the word on the SMART program and to give those that take the course the necessary tools to start their own SMART recovery meetings.

SMART is an acronym and stands for Self Management And Recovery Training. Sound complicated? don’t worry we have a saying that helps us, “Keep it Simple, Keep It SMART”.

SMART Recovery®  UK helps individuals gain independence from addictive behaviours (substances or activities). Our efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. The program offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:

Point 1: Enhancing and Maintaining Motivation to Abstain

Point 2: Coping with Urges

Point 3: Problem Solving (Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours)

Point 4: Lifestyle Balance (Balancing momentary and enduring satisfactions)

If you are Interested but want to know more, then why not check out the SMART Recovery UK web site.

SMART Norwich Meetings are held every week on Thursday at 2-3.30pm at:

NORCAS, 35/37 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1DP

SMART Norwich Map

SMART Norwich Map

2 Responses

  1. I really like what you wrote here – it’s well-written. Thanks for posting this. As someone who has fought an addiction myself, I really appreciate what you had to say. Click here if you’d like to check out my site. Have a great week!

  2. I attended AA meetings each week and got a sponsor but I never completed my step exercise after treatment. At five years sober I lapsed for a short-term time. I recall the turning point that brought me back to recovery. When I seen that I could no longer assure myself that “nobody would know” … because I had enough recovery in me that * I * was no longer NOBODY and *I* would know! I had reached enough self worth in my years of sobriety that I could no longer believe myself a NOBODY. THAT was pivotal.

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