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SMART (Self-management and Recovery Training) Recovery Program offers face-to-face and online counselling groups to people in the community who require help managing and overcoming their addictive behaviours and associated problems. Run by SMART Recovery Australia, this program is based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The group helps people to understand, manage, and change their automatic thoughts and actions.
The SMART Recovery program comprises four key points:
The program offers an alternative to the 12-step programs (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) and emphasises self-management and learning practical skills in order to gain and maintain abstinence. SMART Recovery also works closely with Aboriginal communities and organisations and runs a tailored facilitator training program specifically aimed at professionals who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.
Abstract adapted from Smart Recovery
SMART Recovery Australia
Suite 150, 416-418 Pitt Street
Haymarket NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9373 5100