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
- Best movies, songs or moments of the year
- Just hanging out…. or whatever!
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://www.smartrecovery.org/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!