Drug and alcohol misuse is a complex issue and while this affects the minority of people, the impact often extends to others in their support network both personally and at times can also be evident in professional situations, which by then can result in serious health consequences for the individual and their colleagues.
If you feel you have an issue, or are on the border line of an issue in dealing with drug or alcohol misuse, it is important to seek support from either friends or family, your GP, HR Partner or an alternative reputable source of information and support such as SMART Recovery.
SMART Recovery help people to decide whether they have a problem, build up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.
People can stay with SMART as long as they wish. There is no requirement to make a lifetime commitment to the programme, just to their recovery and leading a healthier life.
Many people find that continuing to participate in SMART after they have recovered helps them avoid lapses or relapses.