SMART Recovery Australia staff took part in this year’s Sydney Recovery Walk, an all-ages free event helping end the stigma of addiction and celebrating all forms of recovery. The September 13 event also saw Premier Mike Baird take part and speak. The Sydney Recovery Walk aims to celebrate the lives of people in recovery from addiction and recognise…

Originally published in: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment April, 2015 – Volume 51, Pages 53–58 Authors: Peter J. Kelly, Ph.D, Frank P. Deane, Ph.D, Amanda L. Baker, Ph.D Received: April 14, 2014; Received in revised form: October 20, 2014 Accepted: October 27, 2014 Published Online: November 04, 2014 Article Outline 1. Introduction 2. Materials and…

SMART Recovery Australia works closely with Aboriginal communities and organisations, having helped establish dedicated SMART Recovery meetings in various agencies and communities throughout the country. SMART Recovery Australia National Program Coordinator Josette Freeman has had significant engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projects over the past couple of months. In May, Josette held a…

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 psychology…

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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