A listing of online, video and information supports for clients and families on preventing and managing substance use relapse.
Please note: The following resources and links may contain opinions and content that do not reflect Fraser Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services. We encourage you to use your judgment and/or connect with your service provider if you have any questions, concerns or immediate substance use service needs.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
List of Alcoholics Anonymous online support groups worldwide and online materials.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
List of Narcotics Anonymous online support groups worldwide.
Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
List of Cocaine Anonymous online support groups worldwide.
The message board in this directory of recovery resources covers a wide variety of categories: Newcomers, Ask the Experts, General Forums, Alcoholism (AA, Alanon, ACOA), Drug Addiction (NA, Nar-Anon), Family and Friends, Mental Health and more.
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART recovery)
Lists of virtual forums, specialized groups and tools available from SMART Recovery.
In the Rooms
A free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. They embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12-Step, Non-12-Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.
Harm Reduction Networks (HAMS)
HAMS is a free of charge peer-led support group for people who want to reduce substance use-related harms. HAMS offers support via a chat room, an email group, and live meetings. All goals from safer use to reduced use to abstinence from alcohol are supported. Their daily chat is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Relapse Prevention: Early warning signs and important coping skills
Dr. Steven Melemis speaks about Relapse Prevention: Early warning signs and important coping skills
SMART Recovery - Relapse Prevention
Smart Recovery Relapse Prevention video from 2013 Annual Conference
Smart Recovery Toolbox
Several videos with tips, testimonials, structured learning and support
3 Minute Body Scan Meditation
Mindfulness video for adults and children
Meditation for Addiction and Relapse Prevention
Meditation to prevent addication and relapse by Stefanie Goldstein Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Facts about Relapse from the Sunshine Coast Health Centre
Series of videos on facts about relapsing
Videos that focus on addiction recovery and staying healthy from a 12-step framework
Wired in Recovery
Mission is to empower people to overcome their substance use issues
Foundations Recovery Network
Videos for people in recovery with both mental health and substance use needs
SAMHSA’s official YouTube channel
Branch of U.S. government and includes evidence-informed materials
Unofficial YouTube channel for Alcoholics Anonymous
Getting Stuck in the Negatives and How to Get Unstuck
Alison Ledgerwood shares how to get unstuck in the negatives for TEDxUCDavis
Information and print resources
COVID-19 and Anxiety
BC's Here to Help and the Canadian Mental Health Association provides descriptions, tips and links to resources in response to heightened anxiety and stress that could lead to relapses.
You and Substance Use
BC's Here to Help and the Canadian Mental Health Association provides an electronic workbook about “You and Substance Use” to understand and manage alcohol and other substances.
People who use substances
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides harm reduction information for people who use substances in the context of COVID-19.
Preventing and managing relapse
Portico is web-based platform powered by the Canadian Mental Health Association that has several substance use resources for preventing and managing relapses.
Mental Health and COVID-19
These web resources are devoted to helping you cope with stress and anxiety that may be heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Relapse Prevention Facts
Sunshine Coast Health Centre provides relapse prevention tools created from evidence using primarily Alan Marlatt’s and Terence Gorski’s publications. There are also some relapse resources for people with concurrent disorders.
Relapse Prevention - Planning for Success
Alberta Health Services lists ways to avoid relapse; ways to manage cravings and stress, ways identify and respond to high-risk situations for yourself; and further resources.
Help in Tough Times
Alberta Health Service links to various online resources for mental wellness including national income supports in response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 - BC Centre of Disease Control (BCCDC)
Information from the BC Centre of Disease Control (BCCDC) about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
COVID-19 - Fraser Health
Information about COVID-19 including a QA and Shareable Resources from Fraser Health.