SMART Recovery - Self-Management and Recovery Training

?Substance misuse impacts everyone? We can help.

We host recovery-based, peer support meetings for anryone who has problematic substance use concerns. Based on the concepts of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we use an evidence-based practical approach for people to unlearn unhelpful behaviours and replace them with helpful ones.

SMART Recovery centers on four points: 

  • Motivation 
  • Urges & Cravings
  • Rational Thinking
  • Lifestyle Balance

Components of the SMART Program

  • Daily reading of the SMART workbook to get an understanding of addiction from a SMART perspective.
  • Working on a Cost Benefit Analysis and reviewing it several times a day. This can help clarify your goals regarding substance use and help you stay motivated.
  • Understanding of Urges and Cravings from the SMART workbook.
  • Understanding of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy from the SMART workbook.
  • Doing the values clarification exercise and reviewing at least once a week.

SMART Recovery Meetings

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

Please click on the "SMART Recovery Meetings" blue tab below to see a list of recurring meetings.

Family & Friends Support Groups 

Family & Friends Support Groups are for partners, family and friends affected by individuals with problematic substance use. As anyone who has lived with addiction in the family knows, the impact of addiction on loved ones can be severe. Partners, friends and family members often feel overwhelmed, confused, ashamed, guilty, or afraid, and may have little sense of what to do or where to turn. 

Similar to SMART Recovery, Family and Friends is based on the concepts of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  

Please click on the "Family & Friends Support Groups" blue tab below to see a list of recurring meetings.

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

Referral

?No referrals necessary

Eligibility

?Everyone is eligible.

Resources

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Monday

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
?6:30-7:30 pm
1290 Hornby Street, Rm 312 
(604) 714-3480


Tuesday

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
6:30-7:30 pm
1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver, Rm 312 
(604) 714-3480

Vancouver, Pender Clinic
11-12 pm *all genders
3-4 pm *Women only
59 West Pender Street
(604) 669-9181

Richmond, Anne Vogel Clinic
4-5 pm
210 - 7671 Alderbridge Way
*Snacks provided

Wednesday

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
11 am-12 pm at Three Bridges CHC
1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver, Rm 312 
(604) 714-3480

Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave
Hewette Building of the Unitarian Church
Entrance from the parking lot
2-3 PM
(604) 873-6733
*Group has a seniors focus; all are welcome.

Richmond, Salvation Army
1-2:30 pm
8280 Gilbert Road
(604) 277-2424
*Coffee and snacks provided


Thursday

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
3-4 pm
1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver, Rm 312 
(604) 714-3480

Vancouver, Ravensong CHC
6-7 pm
2450 Ontario Street, Vancouver, 1st floor
(604) 872-8441 

Grandview-Woodlands, Lee Family CHC
6-7 pm
1669 East Broadway
(604) 675-3990
*Please see security for access


Friday

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
6:30-7:30 pm
1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver, Rm 312 
(604) 714-3480

Vancouver, South Mental Health & Addictions
3?4 pm
220 ? 1200 Wst 73rd Ave
(604) 266-6124

Saturday

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
11 am-12:00 pm
1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver, Rm 312 
(604) 714-3480

Vancouver Daytox 
7-8 pm
377 East 2nd Avenue
(604) 658-1278
*open to people not registered in Daytox

Sunday

Vancouver Daytox
1:30?2:30 pm
377 East 2nd Avenue
(604) 658-1278
*open to people not registered in Daytox


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Mondays

Vancouver, Three Bridges CHC
?6:30-7:30 pm
1290 Hornby Street, Rm 310 
(604) 714-3480

Thursdays

Vancouver, Ravensong CHC
6-7 pm
2450 Ontario Street, Vancouver, 1st floor
(604) 872-8441