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SMART Recovery Australia Update - SMART Recovery USA Conference 2015

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SMART Recovery Australia Update - SMART Recovery USA Conference 2015.

Presented by SRAU Executive Director, Ryan McGlaughlin.


What is SMART Recovery?

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others. Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

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SMART Recovery Australia Update - SMART Recovery USA Conference 2015

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  2. 2. H ISTO RY «:2» Began 2004 via grant to run pilot at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney
  3. 3. HISTORY 4:» Evaluation was positive, private funds were found, became registered health promotion charity in 2007 SMART Australia
  4. 4. HISTORY «:2» Focus on any problematic behaviours, including drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, sex, food, shopping, Internet, etc.
  5. 5. CONTEXT
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  8. 8. SMART RECOVERY GROUPS «:2 Australian population = 24 million (USA 319M, UK 64M) «:2» 128 weekly group meetings «:2» 61 new groups in the last 12 months (55 since February this year) «:2» Retention an issue
  9. 9. 10 Key Growth States (Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia) I 2014 I Current QLD
  10. 10. FACILITATOR TRAINING +2» 2014-15 ~ 224 people trained étz» Average 7 attendees per training
  11. 11. FACILITATOR TRAINING 7 peers received subsidised training via grant from Sisters of Charity Foundation Sisters of Charity OF AUSTRALIA
  12. 12. TRAINING & MATERIALS REVIEW «: - Training Audit carried out by Leadership Coaching Academy Key components: «: » Online pre—training component
  13. 13. TRAINING & MATERIALS REVIEW Key components: «: .» More role—play activities in 2-day face—to—face training
  14. 14. TRAINING & MATERIALS REVIEW Key components: «:2» All the training and promotional material freshened
  15. 15. TRAINING & MATERIALS REVIEW Key components: «: t» Development of a Participant Welcome Flyer
  16. 16. LICENCE & PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS «:2» Licence Agreement (1 -year) é: :» Partnership Agreement (2 or more years) «: :» Partly modelled on successful UK system «:2» 4 Partnership Agreements achieved since July 1 commencement — Palmerston Association (Western Australia) — Primary Care Connect (Victoria) — Goulburn Valley Health (Victoria) — Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service (New South Wales)
  17. 17. NEW SMART AUSTRALIA WEBSITE «:3» SMART Q Australia Home About Mcnxingz Tra-ning Rcsourccs Lalcat Thinking Donate Donate R#! urForTraInlrj Cantactus Find a SMART Meeting , . 3‘ SMART Recovery is a tree yuup program asisting people with any problematic behaviours. Including addiction to drufi. alcohol. cigarettes. 3.. gambling, food. shopping, Internet and others. I 5 ” """"""" Anonymous Proven Free Ddivcud In 3 (Adv anonym-ms environmcnt CBY based oroglam using only l’c§¢Jl'<h'b)dt¢d Commumty rvucxlgi am Inn and open to all lachninues
  18. 18. NEXT STAGE FOR WEBSITE Q «:2 Webinars (for on-going training) «:2» Online community for facilitators F"‘S135tIf’IART _ _ _ _ ee In Online community for participants «: -» Online groups for those who are isolated
  19. 19. OTHER PROJECTS «: ::» Be SMART (Family & Friends)
  20. 20. OTHER PROJECTS «:2» Teen & Youth SMART
  21. 21. OTHER PROJECTS «:2» Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SMART
  22. 22. FACILITATORS COMMITTEE «xi Established in June 2015 «:2» Will assist with the support of facilitators «:2» Will help oversee quality control of meetings «:3» Committee will represent the voices of facilitators
  23. 23. RESEARCH «:2» Established Research Advisory Committee in August 2015 «:2» Involved in ongoing evaluation and development of SMART Recovery Australia 4:2» Committee includes some of the most esteemed addiction researchers in Australia
  24. 24. FACILITATORS & PARTICIPANTS SURVEY 4:2» Conducted by Dr. Peter Kelly (University of Wollongong) 4:2» 32% employed 4:2» 18 years average length of substance abuse problem 4:2» 66% previously attended mental health treatment 4:2» Group cohesion appears to be an important factor 4:2» Administration of 7-day action plan predicts use of behavioural skills.
  25. 25. RESEARCH CONT. SMART Research paper published in international publication, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 42:2 ‘Group Cohesion and Between Session Homework Activities Predict Se/ f-Reported Cognitive — Behavioural Skill Use Amongst Participants of SMART Recovery Groups’ CORDMI Mil MIl¢h I! S« -¢'<_uD~-pr! joumal of Substance Abuse Treatment Group Cohesion and Between Session Homework Activities Predict Self-Reponed Cognitive—Behavioral Skill Use Amongst Participants of SMART Recovery Groups Peter]. Kelly, PhD ' ‘, Frank P. Deane, Ph. D “. Amanda L Baku. PPLD " 4 . n.. .m-. um. “ u Van: .. ..—i u. .. . - , ~,, «.A». , . u,. .—. x. Hm A-. .‘, .., _ Aufzu -. ».. s Jfv. ’! i . -.- mt. mm I ». »q--, (l ». ..= ... Aanruu Allltlllhlo AIIXIIALI
  26. 26. RESEARCH CONT. 4:2» Systematic literature review on the evidence—base for SMART Recovery worldwide (Dr. Alison Beck (University of Newcastle) under the guidance of Professor Amanda Baker) 4:2» 'Smart Recovery: The Evidence Base Worldwide, And How Research Into Facilitators’ and Other Stakeholders’ Experience of the Groups Informed Program Development’ Symposium Presentation at the Annual Scientific Alcohol and Drug (APSAD) Conference 4:2» Development of a pilot quantitative study into the effectiveness of SMART Recovery groups in Australia
  27. 27. ACHIEVEMENTS CITED AT PLANNING DAY (PAST 12 MONTHS) : » Establishment of the Research Advisory Committee : » Increased professionalism : » Recruitment of the Board of Directors : .» Building Online capacity «:2» A new product in training that positions SRAU to deliver itself as an essential player : » Updating the product offering and pricing 4:2» Growth in awareness of SRAU brand :2» The benefit and important relationship forged with Western Australia Alcohol and Other Drugs powerhouse — Palmerston Association Inc. , and the indigenous communities
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