As the Turnbull government introduces its mandatory drug testing policy for welfare recipients, I’ve spoken to a few people about SMART Recovery Australia’s position on harm minimisation. A huge part of our philosophy is valuing people as people, not reducing them to the harmful labels of “addict”, “criminal”, or “alcoholic”. A chorus of experts in…

Dan joined the SMART Recovery Australia team in late 2016. Originally from Scotland, Dan worked in addiction, peer education, and homelessness services before coming to us. These days, in addition to his duties as National SMART Coordinator and Trainer, Dan facilitates a weekly SMART Recovery meeting in Brisbane, and recently oversaw the first National Peer…