SMART Recovery Group – Tuesday at Simpson House

Self Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a group aimed at people who are on the recovery journey from addiction. SMART has been developed specifically to aid recovery from addiction and dependency.

The group is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) techniques, recognising that thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interlinked. SMART uses a series of tools to address thoughts and linked behaviours which in turn will begin to affect change in behaviour and how we feel.

SMART views recovery as a person’s individual responsibility, and addiction as a complex maladaptive behaviour, not as a disease. However, anyone can benefit from SMART, no matter what their understanding of the nature of their addiction/dependency is.

The groups seek to challenge thinking patterns thereby improving a person’s overall wellbeing/lifestyle. The groups provide a safe confidential space, to work on issues together with others and learn tools and skills which can be used on a daily basis, a strategy for recovery.

The group aims to teach skills to help people:

  1. Building and maintaining motivation.
  2. Coping with urges.
  3. Identifying and solving problems.
  4. Lifestyle balance.


Group meeting run weekly on Tuesdays, from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm, at Simpson House.

12.15 pm – 12.30 pm will be a pre meeting for getting a cup of tea and socialising.  For newcomers to this group this time will be used for registering for the group.  Registration will involve meeting the facilitators, reading and signing the meeting agreement and providing emergency contact details which will be stored confidentially.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Drug and Alcohol Users


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Adults in Edinburgh affected by addition


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

52 Queen Street

Office Hours

Tuesday 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm (registration from 12.15pm for new members).

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 6028

Provider's Name: Simpson House

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Simpson House provides various services incuding counselling, training, recovery groups and the Sunflower garden, which is for children affected by drug and or alcohol abuse in their families. 

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 6028

Office Hours

Tuesday 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm (registration from 12.15pm for new members).

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