Self Management and Recovery Training

Smart Recovery is a global not-for-profit mental health and substance use disorder support organization. We provide evidence based program materials, an online community of meetings and in-person support groups for people seeking independence from any kind of substance use disorders and problematic behaviours. We offer a positive reinforcement educational program for family members and friends who wish to support their loved ones in their recovery.

It is important that you believe in your ability to change. We meet you where you are in the recovery process. We believe you have the ability to make things change. With realistic goals and observing small successes we build our independence and self-confidence over time.

Change is a process. Reserve your judgment, set aside those questioning beliefs and approach the process of change with an open mind. Life is full of experiments and we can have as many chances as we want. We have the ability and capacity to change our life taking small steps observing small successes.

Self-Empowerment. A self-empowering approach to your recovery involves gaining independence as you reclaim your life. We embrace our humanity and our ability to make the lifestyle changes necessary to align our goals with our values and live a balanced life.

Acceptance, encouragement and non-judgment. We are accepted into a community that believes we have the Power of Choice in our individual experience with recovery. We have empathy, kindness and compassion and provide a safe confidential space in support groups without judgement.

Our 4 Points Program offers tools and techniques to help us gain personal power. Join us for a meeting and see how we work towards a life beyond substance use disorder and problematic behaviour.

This process works over time. When practiced daily, the evidence shows us these coping skills have been proven to be effective for many people throughout the globe. Join us and learn how to improve your life working through our 4 Points.

Our Mission

To provide a national support network of peer led groups, educate mental health providers and stamp out stigma associated with treatment for substance use disorder and problematic behaviour.

Our Vision

A supportive meeting place where people work together to lead the best life for themselves, their families and their communities.

Our purpose

To ensure SMART training programs are current with science and technology to provide guidance for self growth and change.


four points Program

Become a member, receive a handbook and join our community.

1. Build & Maintain

You might have experienced a natural consequence and are open to new ideas. This is where you discover your reasons to change, build momentum and the motivation to take action.

2. Cope with Urges

Learning how to cope with urges and cravings is an important part of the recovery process. We have techniques that guide you through accepting this and allowing them to pass.

3. Manage Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviours

We have tools to help you find new ways of dealing with sadness, anger, anxiety, frustration and other feelings instead of using substances or engaging in problematic behaviours.

4. Live a Balanced life

This is when your values and goals are aligned.  You have pursued new interests that replace your substance use disorder and problematic behaviours. You are content with life and are able to cope with the challenges it brings.