As a family member or friend of someone with an addiction you might feel frightened and isolated, but many others have walked this way before and working together and supporting each other can make a huge difference.
and have experience and success in dealing with these difficulties.
SMART Family & Friends Meeting Overview
All F & F 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.
Rather than focusing on the Loved One, the meeting invites participants to spend time concentrating on themselves and their goals.
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).
In most cases there is no need to book in advance. Any change to this should be noted on the individual meeting details. If attending your first meeting we recommend that, if the Facilitator has provided a contact telephone number, you call in advance to ensure the meeting will definitely be running on the date/time you plan to attend (in case of sickness/holidays)