[SPECIAL EVENT] SMART Recovery Online Offers ‘New Year’s Eve Around the World’

SMART Recovery is excited to be hosting another New Year’s Eve Around the World special event in recognizing the difficulties that individuals coping with addiction recovery may have and offering our support services to help them. The world-wide celebration will begin at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (EST) on 12/31/2018 as Sydney, Australia welcomes in the New Year. We’ll then move west through Brisbane, Australia, and continue “around the world” welcoming in 2019, wrapping up at 3:30 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on 01/01/19 with the New Year arriving in Midnight in Pacific USA & Western Canada.

This is a very laid back and fun event, with the meeting facilitator’s role to be the host/hostess for a 1-hour time slot. SMART Recovery is all about making choices, so participants get to choose what they want to do during the hour. Some activities in the past have included:

  • Presentations/topic discussions
  • Trivia games
  • Stories/poems/quotes
  • Best movies, songs or moments of the year
  • Just hanging out…. or whatever!

Click here to learn more.

All are welcome to join in any of the New Year’s Eve Around the World online meetings to network and converse with other participants to discuss various challenges, issues and other recovery related matters. The times noted below are listed in EST and will show the comparable location/region where it is 11:30pm around the world. The table also shows the online meeting facilitator scheduled for that time period.

Time (in EST)      11:30pm in: Meeting Facilitator/Volunteer
7:30 – 8:30 AM Sydney, Australia smont087 ~ TBA
8:30 – 9:30 AM Brisbane, Australia whml ~ TBA
9:30 – 10:30 AM Japan crash23 ~ Finding the Life You Want
10:30 – 11:30 AM Beijing, China & W. Australia lynn50 ~ Slip, Lapse, Relapse- the differences
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Thailand & Vietnam Freeman – Triggers and Responses
12:30 – 1:30 PM Russia AlbertaSam ~ Explaining Tool Time
1:30 – 2:30 PM Pakistan warren96 ~ TBA
2:30 – 3:30 PM United Arab Emirates AlexC & RebornMe  ~ Volunteering w/ SMART
3:30 – 4:30 PM Iraq & Kuwait TBA
4:30 – 5:30 PM Finland, Greece, Israel & South Africa ilovefwc ~ Motivation & VACIs
5:30 – 6:30 PM Europe (Italy, France, Germany) amnimbel ~ USA & Relapse Prevention
6:30 – 7:30 PM England, Scotland & Ireland CoachRandi – TBA
7:30 – 8:30 PM Cape Verde & Portugal Pebble1 – SMART Goals
8:30 – 9:30 PM Uruguay BeckyAtlanta – TBA
9:30 – 10:30 PM Greenland, Brazil & Argentina Hatrick ~ General Support
10:30 – 11:30 PM Eastern Canada, Bermuda & Chile phrogpilot73 ~ Coping With Urges
11:30 PM – 12:30 AM Peru, Eastern US & Canada – Eastern Time _Gladiator_ ~ TBA
12:30 – 1:30 AM Central America, Central US & Canada – Central Time The Soberbamas – TBA
1:30 – 2:30 AM Mid-West US & Canada – Mountain Time 11_Bravo – TBA
2:30 – 3:30 AM West US & Canada – Pacific Time 11_Bravo – TBA

If interested in learning more about SMART Recovery, visit our web site at www.smartrecovery.org. If you wish to attend a meeting, please go to https://smartwww.wpengine.com/community/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=213&day=2019-1-1&c=6.

Wishing everyone a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!

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