SMART or Self-Management and Recovery Training is an international, non-profit support program designed for people struggling with drug addiction and behavioral disorders. It is often used as an alternative to 12 step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. It also helps to diagnose and treat underlying mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, co-occurring with drug addiction.
Contrary to 12 step programs, it is scientifically based program that helps people manage their addictive behavior using behavioral and cognitive approaches. It uses the techniques taken from Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As the scientific knowledge expands, these techniques are continuously updated.