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welcome to The Addiction Collective:

3 Day ONLINE Sobriety & Addiction Recovery Summit

Hey, If you or someone you care about is on the wild ride of breaking free from an addiction and not sure what road to take next, you’re in the right place!

At The Addiction Collective, we totally get it.

The journey to recovery can feel like navigating a maze – so many different pathways, stop-and-go signs, and a ton of roads to go down. It’s a unique journey, but guess what?

It doesn’t have to be a brain-bender, and you don’t need to do it alone!

To help you out, as we have been where you are before, we’ve rallied up a bunch of badass humans – experts, real people with lived experience, and advocates – for a virtual lineup of masterclasses and workshops that’s all about giving you the power on this wild ride.

So When Is This You Ask?

February 2-4, 2024
The summit runs from 9am – 2pm AEST each day!
(February 1-3, 2024  at 2pm – 7pm PST each day)

This means you can jump online and take part in as many workshops or events as you like.

How Do I Join? That’s easy! Hit the link below

SPEAKERS LIST Meet Our Epic Lineup

Get ready for a legendary lineup of speakers – meet experts, authors, and everyday heroes who’ve flipped the bird to addiction.
Brace yourself for some real talk about the latest research, treatment hacks, and stories of recovery and bouncing back.


So, Who Is This For Anyway?

  • Those stuck in the grip and unsure where to turn. 
  • Those that really want to understand addiction at its core. 
  • Those that have questioned support systems already suggested to them.
  • Those that have been plugged into systems that have failed them. 
  • Those already on this journey of recovery or healing but are wanting more.
  • Those that are at a point of “I didn’t come this far to only come this far!”
  • Those on the front lines supporting the ones in need that want to expand their own education on how to better help the ones in need. 
  • The ones that want to shake this space up and delete the BS stigma associated to that word alcoholic, addict or addiction FOR GOOD! 

About the Summit Check Out What's Happening Over The 3 Days

Real Talk and Inspirational Keynote Speakers: Gear up to be inspired by folks who've been down in the trenches, survived, and come out the other side. It's not just talk; it's real talk, cutting-edge research, and stories of resilience.
Hands-On Workshops: Dive deep into the nitty-gritty of addiction recovery through interactive workshops. Think mindfulness, holistic healing, relapse prevention, and more. Make it your journey, your damn way.
Badass Community and Support: Connect with a tribe that gets the highs and lows of kicking addiction. Build a network that's got your back, cheering you on every step of the way.
Resource Playground: Unlock a heap of resources – books, apps, and online communities – to make your recovery journey smoother and with a heap of support.
Kickass Giveaways and Prizes: Jump into the fun with contests and grab prizes that'll give your recovery journey an extra kick. Because who said recovery had to be boring?
Chat and Connect Opportunities: Chat with fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Share stories, trade ideas, and forge connections that'll outlast the event and help you on your journey.

At The Addiction Collective, we understand that the path to recovery & change is unique for everyone. That’s why we’ve gathered a diverse group of experts, relatable lived experienced legends, and advocates to create a virtual summit like no other.

Our mission is to empower individuals and their loved ones with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration needed to break free from the grips of addiction and embrace a life of lasting recovery and change.

SUMMIT AGENDA Speaker Topics, Dates & Times

(Your login details are the email you used and the password you nominated during registration. If you cannot remember your password, you can RESET IT HERE)



Time: 9:00am – 9:40am AEST

Trevor Bird is a certified IFS practitioner. He helps people integrate CPTSD, and challenging life experiences. From healing through his own fragmented system, being a 10/10 on the ACE (adverse childhood experiences)[read more]

Speaker: Trevor Bird

Time: 10:00am – 10:55am AEST

Nick Pollard’s session is an insightful exploration into the critical role of establishing boundaries as a fundamental part of addiction recovery and relapse prevention. Drawing from his challenging personal experiences and[read more]

Speaker: Nick Pollard

Time: 11:00am – 11:55am AEST

Joe Williams delves into the intricate relationship between early childhood trauma and the development of addictive behaviors, emphasizing that addiction is often a manifestation of deep-seated trauma and a method of coping with[read more]

Speaker: Joe Williams

Time: 12:15pm – 12:55pm AEST

Explore the fascinating connection between ADHD and binge eating with psychologist Stephanie Georgiou. If you’ve grappled with overeating or an unhealthy relationship with food, this session is your guide… [read more]

Speaker: Stephanie Georgiou

Time: 1:00pm – 1:55pm AEST

In this moving session, David Wilson narrates his lifelong journey with alcohol, beginning in his youth amidst the backdrop of South London. His story is marked by early trauma and a continuous struggle with alcohol[read more]

Speaker: David Wilson


Time: 9:00am – 9:40am AEST

Dan Karaty exemplifies the transformative force of discipline and predictability in this captivating talk. He candidly reveals how the structured routine born out of his recovery journey extended its influence into every facet of… [read more]

Speaker: Dan Karaty

Time: 9:45am – 10:25am AEST

Dive into the art of socializing sober with Amanda Kuda! Join her as she shares practical wisdom on attending celebrations without the crutch of alcohol. Learn to nurture relationships, navigate boredom, and… [read more]

Speaker: Amanda Kuda

Time: 10:30am – 11:10am AEST

In his talk, Stevie Chow shares his personal narrative of confronting the underlying challenges of substance dependence through his artistic journey. He discusses how the cessation of substance use revealed deeper issues related to obsessive… [read more]

Speaker: Stevie Chow

Time: 11:15am – 11:55am AEST

Colin Morrison shares his compelling life story, tracing his journey from achieving his childhood dream as a professional freestyle motocross rider to facing the harsh realities of addiction. He openly discusses how drugs and[read more]

Speaker: Colin Morrison

Time: 12:00pm – 12:40pm AEST

In this impactful session, you will hear Chris Thompson’s powerful story of overcoming substance abuse and the profound trauma and shame that often accompany it. Chris’s decision to embrace sobriety marked the start of a[read more]

Speaker: Chris Thompson

Time: 12:45pm – 1:25pm AEST

Tamala Ridge offers a progressive and insightful perspective on addiction, delving into its roots in our biological wiring for survival and how it is often manipulated by external forces. She emphasizes that addiction extends beyond[read more]

Speaker: Tamala Ridge


Time: 9:00am – 9:55am AEST

This workshop with Cory is designed for partners and family members grappling with the challenges of a loved one’s addiction. It’s an interactive and solution-focused session that addresses common patterns of enabling and provides[read more]

Speaker: Cory Martin

Time: 10:00am – 10:55am AEST

In this transformative talk, Ash dives deep into the two fundamental challenges hindering recovery. First, we explore the invisible armour we wear to shield ourselves from discomfort and unearth the path to genuine… [read more]

Speaker: Ash Butterss

Time: 11:00am – 11:55am AEST

Meet Tara Hurster – Psychologist and Founder of The  TARA Clinic, where TARA is an acronym for Therapeutic Addiction Recovery Assistance. Tara is a speaker, upcoming author, and a Finalist in both the Telstra Best of Business... [read more]

Speaker: Tara Hurster

Time: 12:00pm – 12:55pm AEST

Drew’s innate super power is seeing the highest in everyone… especially when they can’t see it themselves. What makes him so good at what he does is his ability to see through the crusted conditioning of the past and return… [read more]

Speaker: Drew Wild

Your Hosts A Note from our Organisers Drew and Ryan

As founders of Line In The Sand Recovery, a program helping people all over the world with addiction, we wanted to bring together the best people we know into a massive virtual lineup of events.

Our MISSION is to break down the barriers to accessing the info and support you need, no matter where in the world you are! Our VISION is to bring a vibe and an energy into this event that’s different from your average online conference or event, and to make this as much FUN as it will be informative.

We want to remind you that there’s incredible richness to life beyond addiction… That it won’t always be a battle and a struggle… AND there’s a HUGE amount of epic people here who WANT to support you.

Because lasting sustainable recovery can happen,
and is SO f*ing worth it.



Chris Thompson
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Quit Drinking. Track Your Sobriety. Find Support


Chris Thompson
Sober Sidekick
Quit Drinking. Track Your Sobriety. Find Support


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