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SMART Recovery is a free group program assisting people with any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.

Confidential

Our meeting guidelines include complete confidentiality

Proven

CBT based program using only research-backed techniques

Free

Community meetings are free and open to all

What our participants say


Since attending SMART Recovery meetings I have learnt a range of tools to assist me in managing my drinking. I have been able to explore the psychology surrounding my drinking habits, analyse when I am susceptible to binge drinking, evaluate the consequences of such actions and set clear, definable goals which I actively work towards each week.”

– Tony, Kirribilli


“I find the group format to be well run and a great format. It helps us to all feed off each other’s experiences and offer assistance to those who are either new or struggling on a weekly basis.”

– Sally, Brunswick


“I have been attending SMART Recovery meetings for the past 15 months as part of my recovery from an ice addiction. The CBT based focus of SMART has helped me remain abstinent by assisting me to identify strategies that I can use to combat cravings and triggers, and to develop plans to deal with troubling situations as they arise.”

– Fiona, Perth
SMART Recovery Australia is a registered health promotion charity

Our Vision

Make the SMART Recovery program accessible to everyone in Australia.

Our Purpose

Empower Australians with practical skills, tools and support to manage addictive behaviour.

Our Social Impact

SMART Recovery Australia helps people to help each other manage addictive behaviours for the improvement of the health and social well being of the community.

What is SMART Recovery?

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free group program assisting people with any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.

Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

“Watching our participants help each other and seeing them utilise practical tools and strategies to make progress is definitely the most rewarding part of what we do.”

– Josette Freeman

Counsellor, Registered Nurse, SMART Recovery Facilitator and SMART Recovery Australia National Program Coordinator.

Come with a purpose, leave with a plan.

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4 Point Program.

SMART Recovery Australia 4 Point Program
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Some of the tools and techniques to help you manage addictive behaviours
  • Pros and cons of problematic behaviour
  • Triggers, beliefs and consequences Craving
  • and urges
  • Goal setting
  • Areas of Importance

Become a meeting facilitator

SMART Recovery Australia provides professional training courses for peers and professionals wanting to become SMART Recovery facilitators and start new meetings within organisations or the community.