There are over 175 SMART Recovery meetings happening every week across Australia, giving thousands of people free access to ongoing addiction support. Here are the latest SMART Recovery meetings to open their doors over the past three months.  To locate your nearest SMART Recovery meeting in Australia, click here.   NSW   170 George St, Liverpool, NSW,…

I shot heroin and cocaine while attending Columbia in the 1980s, sometimes injecting many times a day and leaving scars that are still visible. I kept using, even after I was suspended from school, after I overdosed and even after I was arrested for dealing, despite knowing that this could reduce my chances of staying out…

Rachel McLaughlin is one of our star SMART Recovery facilitators based in Victoria. She has years of great experience running SMART meetings in inner-city Melbourne, and now embarks on establishing a SMART group from scratch in her new hometown of Castlemaine, in country Victoria. Rachel first came across SMART when dealing with her own drinking…

We’re excited to announce New Zealand has joined the SMART Recovery international community. The move came about after the SMART Recovery Board unanimously passed a motion to amend the SMART Recovery Australia License Agreement to include our neighbours across the Tasman Sea. SMART Recovery is now located in 15 countries worldwide. In April this year, SMART…

THE City Mission has established a Launceston support group for 12 to 25-year-olds living with addiction. City Mission youth and outreach supervisor Tyson Sim said the bulk of people referred into the SMART Recovery program were struggling with alcohol addiction. The program aims to find the root cause of the participant’s substance abuse issues and…

While the majority of the SMART Facilitators in Australia are professionals working within drug and alcohol organisations, we’re always looking for those with lived experience to access our training and become facilitators themselves. In 2014, SMART Recovery Australia received funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation for our Peer Facilitator training program. Thanks to this…

The NSW Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) just wrapped up its annual conference at The Grace Hotel in Sydney on June 6 and 7. This year’s theme was ‘Integrated care: Working together to respond to complexity’. The event brought together people from across the alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a forum to…