Fall 2022 Meetings

Gauchos for Recovery Meetings (led by UCSB students in recovery)

Mondays at 8:00 PM   Rainbow Recovery - LGBTQIA+ (including allies)
Student-led meeting, open to those in any type of or stage of recovery, as well as those considering recovery. Specifically serving those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and allies. 
In person at Embarcadero Hall 1105

Wednesdays at 8:15 PM  Gauchos for Recovery Open 12-step Meeting (Hybrid Format)
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. 
In person at Embarcadero Hall 1105
On zoom - Meeting ID: 9702025994
No password needed

Fridays at 5:00 PM  All-UC Open Recovery Meditation Meeting (virtual only)
Student-led meeting for students at any UC campus. Open to those in any type of or stage of recovery, as well as those considering recovery.
Link to join: tinyurl.com/CRPUCWIDE


Community Recovery Meetings hosted in the GFR Lounge

Thursdays at 6:30 PM  Al-Anon Meeting (Zoom only) NO MEETING ON THANKSGIVING 11/24
12-step group for loved ones of people with substance use disorders. Facilitated by members of Alanon.
Click here for zoom login
No password needed

Saturdays at 8:00 PM  "Eye of the Storm" Alternative 12-Step Recovery Meeting (Hybrid Format)
Open Meeting for anyone in recovery or considering recovery. It is not a formal 12-step program, but discussion may center around the concepts of the 12 steps. 12-step group for loved ones of people with 
In person at Embarcadero Hall Room 1105
Zoom Meeting ID: 917 8605 7539

Sundays 7-8:30 PM  Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Open, co-ed 12-step meeting with a focus on "Healing In Community." This meeting is facilitated by student members of SLAA. 
In person at Embarcadero Hall Room 1105
For more information, visit the SLAA website or email santabarbarahealingcommunity@gmail.com

Other local and online recovery meetings 

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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