Practitioners are at the heart of successful treatment for people with addictive behaviours 

We are a support network for those who work in the addictions treatment sector and we provide our members with news, events, quality assurance and high quality CPD. We support good practice in the treatment of addiction. We do this by offering:

SMMGP Free Membership

Free newsletters, webinars, articles and clinical updates for everyone - sign up for a sample of what we have to offer. We send out information by email, usually once a month. 

SMMGP Premium Membership

Continuing professional development (CPD) - 15 hours annually - via our paid for Premium Membership scheme. 

Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) membership and qualifications

We hold the professional register for people who work in the addiction treatment sector and we provide a range of qualifications and accreditation. All Individual FDAP members have free access to SMMGP Premium Membership

A bit about our history

SMMGP (short for Substance Misuse Management in General Practice) was started more than 20 years ago as a 'grass-roots' network by a GP who was treating people who used drugs and identified a need for others involved in this field to share their experience with each other.

Over time the network that was established all those years ago has grown into our respected charity that offers training, education and expert support to anyone involved in the treatment of all addictions - our interests and scope includes alcohol and other drugs, and also behavioural addictions. 

Our flagship event is the annual Managing Drugs and Alcohol in Primary Care conference, held jointly with the Royal College of General Practitioners and now in its 24th year.