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Run in conjunction with the Queensland Corrective Services, Getting SMART is a 12 session substance use program available in both custodial centres and the probation and parole service. It teaches offenders to use cognitive behavioural therapy principles, theory, tools and techniques to abstain from any type of addictive behaviour (substances or activities).
Participants who have completed Getting SMART can attend the SMART recovery program. SMART recovery performs a maintenance function for offenders who have been assessed at moderate to high risk of offending associated with substance use. These offenders are referred to the SMART recovery program once they have completed Getting SMART or the Pathways: high intensity substance abuse program. The SMART recovery program allows offenders to maintain the skills, tools and strategies they learnt in substance abuse interventions. It assists them to monitor and update their progress in managing addictive behaviours, and preventing relapse. It also provides an opportunity for offenders to access support from fellow participants who have similar goals.
Queensland Corrective Services abstract
Offender Programs and Services Directorate
Level 22 State Law Building
50 Ann St
Brisbane Qld 4000
Ph: (07) 3405 6302
Fax: (07) 3224 6925