Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

Adults & Families

Welcome to the Adult and Families services section

Here you can find out what services we have on offer in each area by using our service finder below.

Adults and Families

The majority of adults in Northern Ireland drink and some use drugs, and there is always a risk that this can lead to negative consequences, whether it is on your health, your mental health, relationships or in other ways. This particularly the case where these substances are used heavily  or over a prolonged period.

Also a person’s drinking or drug use can have a real impact on the people around them, whether that is their partner, their children, other relations, friends or colleagues. If you are a parent you may also be concerned about your child using alcohol or drugs.

If you are concerned about your own use or that of another person you will find information here that can give you a better understanding of alcohol or drug use and where help and support is available.

SMART Recovery

What is SMART Recovery?

SMART Recovery is an evidenced-informed recovery method grounded in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), that supports people with substance dependencies or problem behaviours to:

  • Build and maintain motivation
  • Cope with urges and cravings
  • Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Live a balanced life

Our weekly meetings follow a number of guiding principles to ensure everyone gets the best out of the time available.  We ensure that our meetings are a safe and non-judgemental space and open to all adults. 

To find out more about SMART Recovery ethos, visit the website

ASCERT facilitates weekly SMART Recovery meetings that are free of charge and open to everyone aged over 18.

We warmly extend an invitation to joint us at these weekly meetings held every Thursday afternoon between 2pm – 4pm:

Atlas Centre

7 Bachelors Walk

Lisburn BT28 1XJ

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23 Bridge Street
County Antrim
BT28 1XZ


Callan House
Westcourt Centre
8-30 Barrack Street
Belfast BT12 4AH


7a Dublin Road,
Co. Tyrone
BT78 1ES