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About SMART Recovery

Here at Mental Health and Addictions Services of Ottawa, we try our best to accommodate all those that need help. In order to do this, we have moved most of our recovery meetings online. Meetings are free to attend and you do not need to sign up. For more information about the content of our meetings please scroll below, or visit SMART Recovery’s website.
Click HERE to learn about our SMART Recovery for Family & Friends meetings.

SMART Recovery Meeting Schedule

SMART Recovery for Family and Friends Schedule

How to Join

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Smart Recovery Meeting at Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa

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, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery sponsors face-to-face meetings around the world, and daily online meetings. In addition, our online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support. 

Our Appraoch

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.

  • Provides meetings that are educational, supportive, and include open discussions.

  • Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives.

  • Teaches techniques for self-directed change.

  • Supports the scientifically informed use of psychological treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication.

  • Works on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug abuse as complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological factors.

  • Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.

  • Differs from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.

SMART Recovery Meetings are open to the Public. There is no cost to attend, however a hat is passed for donations. You do not need to contact the facilitator or register prior to attending; you are welcome to just show up (unless there is a note requesting attendees call first). If you do have questions about the meeting or need further information, you may contact Raymond Walli at 613-225-7272 or For more information on Smart Recovery please visit

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