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Substance Use

BC Smart Recovery

BC Smart Recovery

Support groups across BC help people recover from all types of addictive behaviours, including substance addiction (to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs) as well as activity addictions such as sex, gambling, eating, relationships, spending, exercise or self-injury. Supports individuals who have chosen to abstain or are considering abstinence to work towards long-term satisfaction and quality of life. Teaches how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; principles are based on cognitive-behavioural therapy, and in particular, rational emotive behaviour therapy. See website for meeting times and locations. Also offers online support groups and message board. Not a 12-step program. Non-profit society.

FREE: All ages; No referral

Telephone: 604-262-8334

Online chat hours: 24/7


International website:

Note: This site is a community-based volunteer mental health collaboration. All information on is for educational purposes only. For specific advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. 

For emergencies call 911.