What do we do? - SMART Recovery UK

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* SMART Recovery UK *

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· Facilitators
/Resources/

· Why become a SMART facilitator?
· How to become a facilitator
· The Facilitator's role
· How we support facilitators
· About the training

· Partners

· Overview of Partnership scheme
· Guidance for Partners
· Resources for Partners
· Current Partners
· Partnership Meetings Directory

* What do we do? *

-We run meetings-

Our core activity is running a network of self help / mutual aid meetings
where, through open and confidential discussion, participants help each
other and themselves with recovery from any kind of addictive behaviour. 

-We are a Recovery Community-

SMART Recovery is inspired by the traditions and history of mutual aid,
both in addictions and other walks of life. We believe that being part of a
community of recovery makes it more likely that we will succeed and become
stronger in our own recovery journeys.  It is what our experience tells
us, but it is also what science is saying as well - spend more time with
people who are succeeding at what you want to do and you are more likely
to succeed yourself!  

-We run an on-line Community-

Our community of recovery also


Source: www.smartrecovery.org.uk/about/what-we-do


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Twelve-step program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Twelve-step program **

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A *twelve-step program* is a set of guiding principles (accepted by members
as 'spiritual principles,' based on the approved literature) outlining a
course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other
behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a
method of recovery from alcoholism,^[1] the Twelve Steps were first
published in the book /Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One
Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism/ in 1939.^[2] The method was
then adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs. As
summarized by the American Psychological Association, the process involves
the following:^[1]

· admitting that one cannot control one's addiction or compulsion;
· recognizing a higher power that can give strength;
· examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);
· making amends for these errors;
· learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;
· helping others who suffer from the same addictions or compulsions.

*Contents*

· 1 Overview
· 2 History
· 3 Twelve Steps
· 4 Twelve Traditions
· 5 Process
· 6 Sponsorship
· 7 Effectiveness
· 8 Criticism

· 8.1 Confidentiality
· 8.2 Cultural identity

· 9 See also
· 10 References
· 11 Bibliography
· 12 External links

*Overview[edit]*

Twelve-step methods have been adopted to address a wide range of
substance-abuse and dependency problems. Over 200 self-help
organizations—often known as fellowships—with a worldwide
membership of millions—now employ twelve-step principles for recovery.
Narcotics Anonymous was formed by addicts who did not relate to the
specifics of alcohol dependency.^[3] Similar demographic preferences
related to the addicts' drug of choice has led to the creation of Cocaine


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program

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