SMART Recovery Australia ambassador (Re)Introducing Josette Freeman, new SMART Ambassador Emily Carstairs Content Manager When someone approaches you and offers you what could potentially be a completely life-changing experience, do you say yes …? Josette Freeman did. Josette is the longest standing contributor to SMART Recovery Australia and still, after officially retiring last year from…

SMART Recovery Australia Chairperson Introducing new Chairperson, Brett Savill. Emily Carstairs Content Manager Meet Brett Savill. Brett is the new Chairperson of SMART Recovery Australia. Yes, he is on the board of the organisation so he has to crunch the numbers and keep the rest of the crew in line but he’s obviously much more…

WEBINAR The role of peer support in treatment The role of peer support in treatment: The latest on research and practice Watch Associate Professor Victoria Manning, Head of the Research and Workforce Development unit at Turning Point, and Associate Professor in Addiction Studies at Monash University and Crystal Clancy, CoordinatorPeer Projects, Self Help Addiction Resource…

WEBINAR Methamphetamine and Mutual Support Presented by Dr Alison Beck Methamphetamine and mutual support: A mixed methods exploration of SMART Recovery participants’ characteristics and opportunities for enhanced referral pathways Dr Alison Beck is a Clinical Psychologist & Trial Coordinator at the University of Wollongong. Dr Beck is also a member of the SMART Recovery Australia…

International Women’s Day The female experience Jenny Valentish and Rosemaree Miller, NADASource: NADA Advocate  Over the last decade, less than 40% of Australian clients receiving treatment for their own substance use identified as female.¹ On the surface, this uneven ratio of female to male clients could suggest that more men than women experience problematic substance…

SMART Family & Friends program Family, carers and supporters invited to take part in research​ Does someone you support engage in an addictive behaviour? SMART Recovery Australia is looking for family members, carers, and supporters of a person using methamphetamine to participate in a study looking at the effectiveness of the SMART Family & Friends…