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A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery Meetings in Australia and the role of a Digital Platform to Support Routine Outcome Monitoring: A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery

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A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery Meetings in Australia and the role of a Digital Platform to Support Routine Outcome Monitoring : A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery. / Gray, Rebecca M.; Kelly, Peter J; Beck, Alison K; Baker, Amanda L.; Deane, Frank P; Neale, Joanne; Treloar, Carla; Hides, Leanne; Manning, Victoria; Shakeshaft, Anthony; Kelly, John; Argent, Angela; McGlaughlin, Ryan.

In: Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 101, 106144, 02.2020.

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Gray, RM, Kelly, PJ, Beck, AK, Baker, AL, Deane, FP, Neale, J, Treloar, C, Hides, L, Manning, V, Shakeshaft, A, Kelly, J, Argent, A & McGlaughlin, R 2020, 'A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery Meetings in Australia and the role of a Digital Platform to Support Routine Outcome Monitoring: A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 101, 106144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106144

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Gray, R. M., Kelly, P. J., Beck, A. K., Baker, A. L., Deane, F. P., Neale, J., Treloar, C., Hides, L., Manning, V., Shakeshaft, A., Kelly, J., Argent, A., & McGlaughlin, R. (2020). A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery Meetings in Australia and the role of a Digital Platform to Support Routine Outcome Monitoring: A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery. Addictive Behaviors, 101, [106144]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106144

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Gray RM, Kelly PJ, Beck AK, Baker AL, Deane FP, Neale J et al. A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery Meetings in Australia and the role of a Digital Platform to Support Routine Outcome Monitoring: A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery. Addictive Behaviors. 2020 Feb;101. 106144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106144

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Gray, Rebecca M. ; Kelly, Peter J ; Beck, Alison K ; Baker, Amanda L. ; Deane, Frank P ; Neale, Joanne ; Treloar, Carla ; Hides, Leanne ; Manning, Victoria ; Shakeshaft, Anthony ; Kelly, John ; Argent, Angela ; McGlaughlin, Ryan. / A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery Meetings in Australia and the role of a Digital Platform to Support Routine Outcome Monitoring : A qualitative exploration of SMART Recovery. In: Addictive Behaviors. 2020 ; Vol. 101.

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