There are over 135 SMART Recovery meetings across Australia, and this number continues to grow. Here are some of the latest to have opened their doors. To learn the SMART Recovery behavioural change and addiction treatment program and start running your own SMART meeting in the community or your organisation, click here. To locate your nearest SMART…

By Richard Branson It’s good to see UNODC have now engaged in this issue. However, I hope that they will remain strong in defending and implementing what is a remarkable statement. I challenge Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of UNODC, to point out if there is anything in their briefing paper that is inaccurate and…

Following the tradition of SMART Recovery staff, particularly facilitator trainers, running their own voluntary SMART Recovery groups in the community, Area Coordinator (VIC, TAS, SA) David Hunt has launched his own meeting in Richmond, Victoria. SMART Recovery National Program Coordinator, Josette Freeman, ran the first ever SMART Recovery meetings that launched ten years ago at St. Vincent’s…

THE national ice taskforce will reportedly recommend drug treatment and education over drug policing to deal with the problem. FORMER Victoria Police commissioner Ken Lay and taskforce chair will advise the federal government this week to focus on the ice scourge as a health problem rather than a law and order issue, the Courier-Mail reports.…

SMART Recovery Australia provides professional training courses for individuals and organisations wanting to learn the SMART Recovery behavioural change and addiction treatment program and start up meetings in the community or their organisation. Several participants from our August Sydney training provided positive testimonials of their time during the two-day course and the benefits of the SMART…

VIDEO: SMART Recovery Australia National Program Coordinator Josette Freeman talks about SMART Recovery Australia’s recent partnership with the Palmerston Association. Video was created for a presentation at the SMART Recovery USA Conference, 2015. SMART Recovery Australia has established an exciting partnership with Palmerston Association in Western Australia. Palmerston was originally established as a research and…

This article appeared in the Manly Daily, Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate, and the Liverpool Leader in September, 2015 Author: Rebecca Isaacs (Content in RED in not the work of the author, this is amended text by SMART Recovery staff) LONG-TERM PROGRAMS A MUST FOR REHAB Ice uses in Sydney need more long-term rehabilitation options to…