Summer 2021 Meetings

New IN PERSON open meeting
Fridays at 6 PM 
Pelican Park - Del Playa between Embarcadero Del Norte and campus
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Wednesdays at 11 AM

Open Recovery Meeting (focus on graduate and non-traditional students, but open to all)
Student-led meeting, open to those in any type or stage of recovery, as well as those considering recovery. All are welcome. 
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Meeting ID: 107-813-705
Password: 1939


Wednesdays at 8:15 PM

Gauchos for Recovery Open 12-step Meeting
Student-led meeting, open to those in any type of or stage of recovery, as well as those considering recovery. This is not AA or NA or any other formal program, but discussion may center around the concept of the 12 steps. 
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Meeting ID: 970 202 5994
No password needed


Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Al-Anon Meeting
12-step group for loved ones of people with substance use disorders.
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No password needed


Thursdays at 6:00 PM

GFR Open Recovery Meeting
Student-led meeting that is for anyone in recovery or considering recovery, even if abstinence is not your goal right now. It is not a 12-step based meeting. 
Zoom meeting ID: 822-0269-9147
No password needed

Many local recovery meetings are being held online. 

Other support meetings are available in the nearby community.

Refuge Recovery 
Narcotics Anonymous 

If you don't find what you need, please contact us.

There are MANY more virtual recovery meetings being offered nationwide! 

GFR offers many other opportunities for support and engagement to enhance your recovery, including:

  • Community support meetings (such as 12-step and open recovery) throughout the week
  • GFR student organization meetings 1-2 times per quarter
  • Regular fellowship activities such as "unity nights," social events and outings, off-campus retreats, etc.
  • Quarterly large-scale events to raise awareness about addiction and recovery

SMART Recovery

SMART is a science-based peer support group for those considering or trying to maintain recovery from substance use. It is focused on self-empowerment and uses science-based skill building. Groups are free and open to all. 

Isla Vista SMART Recovery is currently not being offered, but we hope to resume soon. 

For other SMART meetings in Santa Barbara.  SMART Recovery

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