SMART Recovery - Self-Management and Recovery Training

?Discover the power of choice

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:

  1. Building and Maintaining Motivation

  2. Point 2: Coping with Urges

  3. Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours

  4. Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

SMART Recovery Meetings

We have 19 SMART Recovery community meetings per week and several closed meetings in various locations across Vancouver and Richmond. SMART recovery meeting schedule

Mondays

Tuesdays

WednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdays

SMART

Room 215

6:30 pm

SMART Room 305
6:30 pm - 8 pm

Family & Friends
SMART Room 335
6:30 pm - 8 pm

SMART

Room 215

11 am - 12 pm

SMART

Room 215

3 pm - 4 pm

SMART

Room 215

6:30 pm -  7:30 pm

SMART

Room 123

11 am - 12 pm


Visit the "SMART Recovery Meetings" page in the left hand menu for more information.

Family & Friends Support Groups 

Family & Friends Support Groups are for partners, family and friends affected by individuals with problematic substance use. 

SMART family and friends meeting schedule

Visit on the "Family & Friends Support Groups" page in the left hand menu for more information.

Become a Facilitator

Communication Skill Building

Syllabus Summer 2018

Contact

For comments or feedback on SMART meetings, cancellations, materials or facilitators, please call the SMART Coordinator, Oona Krieg (604) 675-3988 extension 20258. 

Referral

?No referrals necessary, everyone is eligible. 

Download the information sheet:Accessing VCH Vancouver Substance Use Counselling and Groups

Resources

Family & friends suggested reading list  

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


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In crisis? Here are some 24 hour supports

Distress Services:

Vancouver Coastal Health Region  ? Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sea to Sky:
(604) 872-3311

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)
(604) 310-6789

Online Service for Youth
www.YouthInBC.com

Online Service for Adults
www.CrisisCentreChat.ca

Seniors? Distress Line
(604) 872-1234

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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 oona.krieg@vch.ca 

Similarly, if you want to get the jump on volunteering, register online - look for ?SMART Facilitator? under ?Waitlisted Services.?