I thought I'd start this blog as we were starting to overrun JR's Scotland minimum price blog - sorry about that JR.
This seems a good place to gather information. I hope all you US based peeps will bear with us folks over here, SMART is a real danger to AA because it is based on recognised scientific methods. Certain AAs in certain areas are very quick to catch onto anything that may threaten their little worlds. I think it would be a good idea to see if we can identify a) if there is a problem and b) how big the problem is.
The only SMART meeting I've had any contact with was in Torquay in Devon. It seemed to be pretty well established and was run by the local Drug and Alcohol Advice Service. I met with the facilitator after the meeting and she was ex-AA and fairly anti. The general feel of the meeting was "I've tried AA and it didn't work".
If anyone has any information about any other SMART UK meetings it would be useful to know. Anyone wanting to leave AA doesn't want to get out of the frying pan and into the fire.