Meridian delivers ONLINE Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) group meetings supporting LGBTIQA+ Canberrans who would like to start a conversation around their use of alcohol & other drugs.
SMART Recovery focuses on harm minimisation and reduction rather than abstinence from alcohol & other drugs. The SMART Recovery model is designed to address why we may struggle and how to foster a healthy relationship with alcohol & 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. You can find Meridian SMART Recovery meeting details and the Online Meeting Group Agreement. (Please read this before joining any online SMART Recovery meeting.)
We have a fabulous team of trained SMART Recovery facilitators from a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences. Meridian hosts one of the only ONLINE LGBTIQA+ SMART Recovery meetings, ensuring a truly welcoming and inclusive space. 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
To register your interest, email [email protected] or fill out the Registration form through the link below.
If you are an AOD service provider and have LGBTIQA+ clients or service users who may benefit from our program, we would love to hear from them.
Meet the Facilitators