SMART Recovery Activities Scale (SRAS)
Julie Myers, Psy.D. and Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
You can use this to see how much you are learning from SMART Recovery. Feel free to fill this out and share
Please put a check mark in the box that most applies to you for each SMART Recovery Behavior and Belief.
SMART Recovery Behaviors
Attend SMART Recovery meetings. I attend ____ times per week.
Understand the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program
: Building and Maintaining
Motivation; Coping with Urges; Managing Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors; and Living
a Balanced Life.
Create a cost-benefit analysis (CBA). My costs (disadvantages) of using drugs/alcohol
outweigh the benefits (advantages) of using.
Recognize triggers that lead to using, including social pressure, interpersonal conflict,
external cues (people, places, situations), internal cues (hungry, thirsty, tired), and strong
Use urge-controlling techniques, such as riding-the-wave, delay, distract, and review my
Recognize that my thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are related, and that the words I
chose to use matter.
Recognize and try to reduce my self-destructive behaviors.
Work toward progress, not toward perfection. I can accept myself unconditionally.
Seek enduring satisfactions in my life. Participate in vital and meaningful activities.
Look at my beliefs and see how these beliefs can contribute to my addictive behavior. (For
example, viewing people as doing things to me “on purpose”).
Reach out to people who support abstinence and who are willing to support my efforts to
change. Build a solid support network.
Set healthy limits and boundaries for myself. Work toward a balanced, healthy lifestyle,
with time for work, exercise, relaxation, and social activities.