Meridian delivers Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) meeting groups supporting LGBTIQA+ Canberrans who would like to start a conversation around their use of drugs and alcohol.
SMART Recovery focuses on harm minimisation and reduction rather than abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. The SMART Recovery model is designed to address why we may struggle and how to foster a healthy relationship with alcohol and other drugs that aligns with your personal life goals and sense of wellbeing, be that moderation, taking a break or ending the relationship all together. SMART is a peer-led program encouraging skill-sharing, goal setting and productive discussion in a safe and inclusive environment.
You can find out more about SMART Recovery Australia here.
We have a fabulous team of trained SMART Recovery facilitators from a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences. Meridian hosts one of the few LGBTIQA+ SMART Recovery meetings, ensuring a truly welcoming and inclusive space for you to bring your authentic self. Discretion is assured and your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.
- Meridian SMART Recovery is held every Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
- Meetings are held online via ZOOM and run for 90 minutes.
- Minimum age: 16yrs
- Cost: FREE
Registration is essential so please email [email protected] or fill out the Registration form through the link below.
If you’re an organisation and have LGBTIQA+ clients or service users who may benefit from a safe and inclusive space and who may be struggling with alcohol or drug use, we would love to hear from them.
Meet the Facilitators