Many people in SMART Recovery meetings report how hard it is, when they’re trying their best to stay away from drugs or alcohol, to maintain a social life within a community that seemingly revolves around pubs and clubs. Fridays and Saturdays tend to default to licensed premises for many people. Post-work drinks are a ritual…

A drunken assault. A man left bleeding in the street. Another man, ten schooners and five bourbons deep, walking away, with an empty grin spreading across his face. This is the scene that lead to the conviction of Ryan Wells, 33, for an unprovoked assault described as “vicious” by Detective Sergeant Steve Signorini. Wells recently…

In what’s often referred to as the “postcode lottery”, access to drug treatment programs for Australians varies widely based on their location. People in major cities such as Sydney tend to have a comparatively easier time of finding a program, while in regional Australia, people have to travel hundreds of kilometres to their nearest treatment…

Odds are you’re reading this on your mobile phone. We don’t know that for sure – you might be reading this on a desktop or laptop computer, or a tablet – but the data tells us that people are increasingly turning to their phones as their main source of online engagement. It’s an old adage…