SMART Recovery’s evidence-based program ’InsideOut’ supports participants in custody experiencing addictive behaviours. Our evaluation across six NSW prisons over a four-year period showed a significant reduction in recidivism. More recently, Casuarina Facility in Western Australia has been delivering SMART within the Solid-Steps Program showing efficacious outcomes since its inception. Collaborating with some key organisations, SMART aims to develop the program further to provide a more holistic continuation-of-care and create a more syncretic framework between Inside Out with our SMART Family and Friends program. This model will ensure more holistic family support for people in custody and their communities.
The presentation will explore SMART Recovery’s practice and research expertise and share recommendations to inform more comprehensive support and delivery of a through-care model for people experiencing addictive behaviours.
Daniel Raffell, Senior National Program Manager and Trainer, SMART Recovery Australia
Dan joined SMART Recovery Australia in 2016. Originally from Scotland, Dan has many years of experience working in addiction recovery, peer education and within the homeless sector in the UK and Australia. He strongly believes in the power of peer support and that those seeking recovery are the experts in themselves.
April Long, Chief Executive Officer, SMART Recovery Australia
April Long is the Chief Executive Officer at SMART Recovery Australia and is passionately committed to ensuring everyone can live a life free of addiction. April’s work is grounded in collaboration, partnerships and working with communities as co-producers of solutions, not consumers.