SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which provides free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.
The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program? helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviours, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities.
The 4-Point Program? offers specific tools and techniques for each of the program points:
Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life
We have 19 SMART Recovery community meetings per week and several closed meetings in various locations across Vancouver and Richmond. SMART recovery meeting schedule
SMART Room 305
Family & Friends
11 am - 12 pm
3 pm - 4 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11 am - 12 pm
Visit the "SMART Recovery Meetings" page in the left hand menu for more information.
Family & Friends Support Groups are for partners, family and friends affected by individuals with problematic substance use.
Visit on the "Family & Friends Support Groups" page in the left hand menu for more information.
For comments or feedback on SMART meetings, cancellations, materials or facilitators, please call the SMART Coordinator, Oona Krieg (604) 675-3988 extension 20258.
?No referrals necessary, everyone is eligible.
Download the information sheet:Accessing VCH Vancouver Substance Use Counselling and Groups
SMART Recovery online (SROL) to find online meetings offered 24 hours a day, with people from all over the world.
There is an alternate, non-confrontational, scientifically-validated approach to managing addiction recovery problems. This approach is outlined in the following list of books. These books teach family members and friends how to improve their own lives while at the same time providing skills for improving their relationship with their loved one.
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening and Beyond Addiction,
How Science & Kindness Help People Change.
Using Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT)
CRAFT: An approach that gets people into treatment
In crisis? Here are some 24 hour supports
Vancouver Coastal Health Region ? Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sea to Sky:
Toll Free ? Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast, Bella Coola
1 (866) 661-3311
Suicide line (BC-wide):
1-800-SUICIDE (1 800-784-2433)
Mental Health Support Line (BC-wide)
Online Service for Youth
Online Service for Adults
Seniors? Distress Line
Becoming a SMART Volunteer requires you to take a facilitator training course as well as registering for VCH Volunteer services. The next training session will begin in January of 2018.
If you wish to register please contact Oona Krieg at email@example.com
Similarly, if you want to get the jump on volunteering, register online - look for ?SMART Facilitator? under ?Waitlisted Services.?