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VIDEO | National Ice Taskforce: Penington Institute CEO John Ryan endorses SMART Recovery Australia (ABC Radio National)

Last month, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a National Ice Taskforce would be established to co-ordinate local, state and federal efforts against the use, sale, manufacturing and importation of crystal meth-amphetamine. Following the announcement, ABC Radio National’s Fran Kelly interviewed John Ryan, the CEO of the Penington Institute and a member of the Victorian Ice Action […]

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SMART’s Dr. John Kelly appointed historic addiction medicine position at Harvard Medical School

  By Dr. Richard Juman via The Fix In an historic moment for the fields of addiction medicine and psychology, Harvard Medical School has appointed psychologist and SMART Recovery Research Director, Dr. John Kelly, to hold a newly-created Professorship in Addiction Medicine. An important milestone in the history of addiction medicine, it’s also a seminal moment for […]

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The Australian story: More to SMART than recent article revealed

SMART Recovery Australia featured prominently in an article ‘It’s a dry argument: abstinence versus management in addictions’, by Ross Fitzgerald, appearing in The Australian newspaper and online on the 27th December 2014. The story covered several welcomed and necessary topics such as the need for greater Government funding for addiction treatment, the abstinence versus management argument, […]

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It’s a Dry Argument: Abstinence versus Management in Addictions

An Article by Ross Fitzgerald that appeared in the Weekend Australian on the 27th of December. Both Approaches have their advocated but my experiences backs the former…. At this time of year, many Australians find themselves in trouble with the booze.  But the silly season merely accentuates what is already a massive problem. Why, then, […]

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Vietnamese SMART Recovery manual now available on DAMEC website

Resource Update: Vietnamese SMART Recovery manual now available on DAMEC website The Vietnamese translation of the complete SMART Recovery manual is now available for free download from the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC)’s website. SMART Recovery is a self-help program that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours. […]

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