As part of my continued sobriety, i became a Smart recovery facilitator. and I prefer this CBT / modern science-based approach. however, meetings are not that common and the UK. There are currently only 2 in Brighton and Hove though this should soon be expanded.
UK online meetings are available 4 days a week.
Smart Recovery has 4 steps these are,
Building and maintaining motivation
Coping with urges
Managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours
Living a balanced life
Hello my names ????, I am an Addict / Alcoholic.
This is what you will hear at any fellowship meeting. it's not everyone's salvation but it does assist a lot of people. at the moment I have never started the 12 step program common to all 3. but by attending I meet people who understand where I am coming from. only someone that has been down the hole -- properly understands what you have to go through to climb out.
I struggle with a few of the concepts. but still, find support. my real recovery is coming from being honest with myself, studying modern psychology so I understand myself. & partly by getting involved & developing this site.
I have Attended
All 3 will accept anyone with a desire to stay Free of substance abuse.
AA is more suited to persons with Alcohol only problems. though many people mixed abuse areas do attend.
CA & NA are not drug specific. alcohol is considered a drug.
Please click the desired link speak to somebody at the relevant helpline. usually, somebody will contact you, possibly meeting you and accompanying you to a meeting.
nearly all methods are FREE it doesn't hurt to look around and find out whats best for you!!
here is an excellent article explaining the difference between the 2
I have personally come into contact with CGL they support from arranging rehab through to relapse prevention.
And finally, this is the most comprehensive page I have found for UK help
Please explore (includes help options for concerned family members)