SMART Recovery Australia

Online SMART Recovery meetings

Online addiction support meetings

SMART Recovery online meetings use evidence-based tools to empower people seeking assistance for addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, food, etc. The meetings are free and run weekly for 90mins. Each meeting is guided by a trained facilitator. Participants aren’t required to appear on camera, the meetings are conducted using a combination of voice and the text chat box feature. You can register for various different online meeting times below.

4-point program

1. Build and maintain motivation
2. Cope with urges and cravings
3. Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviour
4. Lead a balanced life

Format

- Weekly group meetings
- 100% online
- Run by a trained facilitator
- Practical and evidence-based recovery tools

Approach

- Focus on behaviour, not substance
- Self management
- Harm minimisation
- No labels ('addict', 'alcoholic', etc)

THE OUTCOME

- Recovery journey defined by you
- Healthy, happy and meaningful life
- Deeper relationships with yourself, family & friends

WHAT Our PARTICIPANTS say

"I have been attending SMART Recovery meetings for the past 15 months as part of my recovery from an ice addiction. The CBT based focus of SMART has helped me remain abstinent by assisting me to identify strategies that I can use to combat cravings and triggers, and to develop plans to deal with troubling situations as they arise.:
Fiona
Perth
"Since attending SMART Recovery meetings I have learnt a range of tools to assist me in managing my drinking. I have been able to explore the psychology surrounding my drinking habits, analyse when I am susceptible to binge drinking, evaluate the consequences of such actions and set clear, definable goals which I actively work towards each week."
Tom
Wollongong

Frequently asked questions

Participants aren’t required to appear on camera, the meetings are conducted using a combination of voice and the text chat box feature. 
Yes. Our meetings focus on the BEHAVIOURS, and not the substance – meaning they are suitable for any problematic or addictive behaviour – including alcohol, drugs, gambling, as well as eating disorders. 
The group lasts 90 minutes and there are no breaks. It is a mutual-aid interactive group where people are all there to help themselves and help each other. People report back on how their last week has been, discuss the agenda item they have put forward and what their plans are for the coming week. The SMART Recovery tools are taught and used during the meeting.
No. Our meetings are completely free. 

Our online meetings are best accessed via laptop or desktop computers. As well as using audio, the meetings encompass a text chat box feature that isn’t visible for mobile and tablet users. If the facilitator needs to mute everyone’s audio, the chat box is the only way to communicate – which means mobile are unable to participate. If you must attend using your mobile phone, please ensure there is no background noise. 

MEET THE TEAM

Daniel Raffell

SMART Recovery Australia National Program Manager (Online Lead)
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