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 behaviors, 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 Behaviors
  4. Point 4: Living a Balanced Life

Stay up to date on meeting & groups

Follow @VCHhealthcare on twitter for updates on the latest support groups & recovery meetings.

SMART Recovery Meetings

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

Please visit the "SMART Recovery Meetings" page in the left hand menu to see a list of recurring in-person meetings, as well as online meetings and acces the women's only online forum.

Family & Friends Support Groups 

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

Please visit on the "Family & Friends Support Groups" page in the left hand menu to see a list of meetings and resources.

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


?No referrals necessary.

Download the information sheet:Accessing VCH Vancouver Substance Use Counsellingand Groups


?Everyone is eligible.


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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

Online Service for Adults

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 

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