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In partnership with SMART Recovery Australia, Corrective Services NSW and Vietnamese Drug and Alcohol Professionals Inc, DAMEC has produced a Vietnamese-language translation of the SMART Recovery manual.

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SMART Recovery is a self-help program that assists people in recovering from alcohol, drug use and other addictive behaviours.


The program covers four key areas:

  1. Building and maintaining motivation
  2. Coping with urges
  3. Problem-solving
  4. Lifestyle balance

 SMART Recovery draws on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and is based on the principles of:

  • Self Management: People can manage their own behaviours
  • Mutual Aid: People learn best from each other
  • Choice: People choose their own goals, skills and tools


Translated Manual

Two versions of the translated resource are available for download:

1. Full version of the manual, including a list of further resources for information and support.

pdfHandbook_complete.pdf1.61 MB

2. An abridged manual, which can be used to reinforce key points of the program.

pdfHandbook_abridged.pdf879.37 KB

More information about SMART Recovery and SMART Recovery group meetings are available from: www.smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au 


Funding for the project was provided by the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA) under the Practice Enhancement Program (PEP).





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