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. 

  • Online supports

    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.

    Sober Recovery
    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.

  • Video resources

    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 

    Sobriety Television
    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.


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