Be SMART Family & Friends Meetings
Are you a family member or friend of someone with an addiction? Help yourself and help your loved one.
Be SMART is intended to assist anyone who is affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them. The program helps participants to develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment in their own lives. It does this by shifting the centre of gravity away from the person with the problem behaviour back to the person who provides the support.
Be SMART can help participants to:
- Manage emotional upsets
- Change unhelpful responses
- Challenge unhelpful thinking
- Improve communication
- Set healthy boundaries
- Work on developing better functioning support systems and lifestyle balance
- Cope and regain control.
Be SMART aims to build on participants’ personal strengths and to increase resilience and wellbeing. It enables participants to find the motivation to change, engage in self-care, challenge their own thinking, and communicate assertively. It provides strategies to stay safe, seek support, problem solve, cope with lapses in coping and set goals.
The program also explores how participants can prioritise their own self-care and wellbeing, and learn to maintain these, even under difficult and stressful circumstances.
Be SMART meetings are run by a trained Facilitator and are available in the following formats and locations:
Available now: Be SMART Manual
Comprehensive self-help book for people affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them
The Be SMART manual helps family members to develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment in their own lives.
- Managing emotional upsets
- Changing unhelpful responses
- Challenging unhelpful thinking
- Improving communication
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Developing better functioning support systems and lifestyle balance
- Coping and regaining control.