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SMART Recovery

- Take control of an addictive behaviour

Free weekly meetings run every Thursday, facilitated by a South Gippsland health professional.


SMART Recovery is a global self-help, mutual aid program that offers an opportunity for people to change addictive behaviours that are harmful to themselves and others.

Addictive behaviours can include problematic drinking, substance use, gambling, over-eating, shopping, internet, sex and others.

  • Every meeting is run by a trained SMART Recovery Facilitator

  • Focus on the addictive behaviour, not the substance itself

  • Participants learn evidence-based tools and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to apply to daily life

  • Free and inclusive to people challenged by any type of addiction

  • 60-90 minutes in duration

  • Groups usually range from 3-6 attendees

  • Identify goals and set an achievable plan for the week ahead

  • Focus on the present and future, not the past

Meeting Details

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our local meeting is available online. Participating online is free and easy:


11.00am Thursdays (excluding public holidays)


Search for our meeting via the SMART Recovery Australia website.

  1. Go to

  2. Look under Meetings for Online Meetings

  3. Scroll down through the list of Online Meetings to find the meeting scheduled for Thursday 11.00am run by Gippsland Southern Health Service

  4. Participants can then register for any meetings scheduled, with participation mode up to the participant – video, audio only and chat functions are available via Zoom.

  5. If you already have Zoom, our Zoom Meeting ID is 217 141 083; or register directly via the following link:

To phone in if you don’t have an internet connection, dial 03 7018 2005 and follow the prompts. Meeting ID: 217 141 083.

More Information

For information or support, visit the SMART Recovery Australia website at or contact Gippsland Southern Health Service on        03 5667 5506.


This program is funded with support from the Gippsland Primary Health Network and delivered by Gippsland Southern Health Service.


66 Koonwarra Road

Leongatha Victoria

Postal Address:

Private Bag 13

Leongatha  Vic  3953


Counselling Service -

5667 5527

Withdrawal Program -

5667 5506

After Hours Support 

(DIrectLine) -
1800 888 236


Mon - Fri

8:30am to 5pm

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