Chicago, Illinois. It’s famous for deep-dish pizza, the ill-fated (until very recently) Chicago Cubs, being the home of former US President Barack Obama, and, of course, the site of 2019’s SMART Recovery International Strategy Workshop. Although SMART Recovery Australia is very much in its fledgling stage, SMART Recovery USA – the original SMART Recovery organisation…

Although it might not seem like it at times, Australia’s drug and alcohol policy is much kinder and fairer than those in many countries, including some of our closest neighbours. The deadly “drug war” in the Phillippines has claimed thousands of lives already. The issues that we know exacerbate harms related to addiction in Australia,…

Something we hear a lot at SMART Recovery Australia meetings is the nagging doubt that a person’s chosen path to recovery isn’t the “right” way to do it. Some people who choose abstinence from the get go envy those who try moderation. Some people who aim to moderate their intake of alcohol or drugs struggle…