Take On Addiction
About SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery is a self-help, mutual-aid program that offers the chance for people to work together to examine and change problem behaviors. Group participants are there to help themselves and each other.
Problem behaviors may relate to drinking, drug taking, gambling, food, shopping, internet, sex and other issues. SMART also helps participants manage associated problems, such as depression, anxiety, and anger.
SMART Recovery is a practical and solution-focused program. It uses evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) tools and techniques to help people achieve their goals.
SMART encourages individuals to determine a recovery pathway that is right for their needs and beliefs. Some may choose to use the program in combination with other mutual-support groups, or in conjunction with professional treatment.
SMART recognizes that there are many pathways to recovery.
About Take On Addiction
Take On Addiction is a 30-day challenge, taking place in the month of April. Participants can run, walk, cycle, or choose their own time-based activity to complete.
During the month, participants are encouraged to fundraise and share their stories and perspectives, to help reduce the stigma associated with addictive behaviors.
Funds raised for Take On Addiction will assist SMART Recovery organizations to continue facilitating change for people who want to find life beyond addiction.