Addiction Support Groups in Ontario

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SMART Recovery
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, CCAC, CCCS
Verified
"Self-Management and Recovery Training. It is a non-profit, science based program that helps people recover from addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors can be alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harm etc. No matter what addictive behavior you are not alone. ..."
(343) 312-6483 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
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Group Sessions
PhD, EdD, OACCPP, CPCA, OCA
"Anger Management, Addictions Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples and Relationship, Life Skills and much more Counselling Therapy Sessions "
(844) 332-2287 
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Group meets in:
Etobicoke, ON M9W
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Men in Recovery
Counsellor, MDiv, CSAT, CMAT, c
Verified
"Men recovering together regardless of the type of addiction when lead by a skilled therapist, experience healing deeply and sustainably. We work together to undue the past in the present and create a new future! A future that is bright ..."
(705) 795-0240 
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Group meets in:
Barrie, ON L4M
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Women in Recovery
MN, RN, CCAC, CAPT
Verified
"Small intimate group of women working on recovering from hopeless states of mind and being. Abstinence focused. Initial consultation is $200 for 1 hour and group is $60 per 1.5 hour session. "
(647) 952-9462 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4W
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Toronto Borderliners With Love
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, PMP
Verified
"This group is a safe space for those who struggle with Borderline Personality traits. We offer many varied dropins from learning DBT, social events, mental health community events, art nights and movie nights. "
(844) 694-6392 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4J
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Gender-Specific-Care
Treatment Centre
Verified
"Renascent offers gender-specific drug and alcohol rehab, with two men’s centres and one women’s centre to address the unique and specific concerns of men and women. Men are counselled by men and women by women. Our women’s centre welcomes those ..."
(437) 747-4904 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M5T
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Pauline Robert Women's Recovery Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified
"A women's way through the twelve steps. Reading/sharing through the process of recovery. Taking one step at a time and sharing how it applies to our recovery. Support and exchange is the essence of the group. "
(613) 801-6262 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
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Porn and Addiction
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
"This is an 8 week group therapy that contains psycho-information and is also discussion based about porn and addiction /coping. Learn about what porn addiction is, tackle most of addictive behaviour by focusing on what your triggers are, and knowing how ..."
(437) 747-1865 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4Y
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
"At Dialectical Living our online DBT psycho-ed groups are powerful ways to learn DBT skills while meeting others who share in similar struggles. We pride ourselves on making learning DBT fun and interactive using: PowerPoints, videos, role-plays, white boarding, discussions, ..."
(416) 616-5284 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4K
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Men's Support Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CACII
Verified
"The main purpose of this process group is to provide a means through which relationships with significant others can be improved and enhanced. Group members often act out unresolved conflicts from early life experiences or traumatic events, within the safe ..."
(855) 582-6605 
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Group meets in:
Windsor, ON N8Y
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Men's New Moon Monthly Lodge
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
"Terry Real said, "Strength is not the absence of vulnerability. Strength is knowing what your weaknesses are and working with them." These are admittedly confusing times for men. We hear that we need to be more balance with our masculinity, ..."
(855) 780-0247 
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Group meets in:
Etobicoke, ON M8V
Not accepting new clients
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Veterans, Psychotherapy and Addictions
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified
"Many men and women serving Canadian Forces suffer mental health and addictions issues related to operational tasking and deployments. Some of the veterans as well as members of a civilian population suffer from a childhood traumas and family dysfunctional upbringing. ..."
(705) 990-4427 
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Group meets in:
Barrie, ON L4N
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Striving's Day Program
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
(365) 800-1989 
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Group meets in:
Mississauga, ON L5H
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Substance Use
Treatment Centre
Verified
"In this 10-session treatment protocol (10th session with the significant other) the participants learn to analyze the apparent and non-obvious aspects of the situations that lead to substance use and identify factors that can help clients stay abstinent. Clients learn ..."
(844) 340-9650 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M4S
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LGBTQ women's group
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
(647) 503-3881 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6C
Not accepting new clients
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Seeking Safety (online)
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, MA
Verified
"A skills group for people with a history of trauma and addiction . It focuses on healthy coping skills and useful problem solving skills. "
(647) 370-9835 
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Group meets in:
Toronto, ON M6G
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Virtual Emotion Regulation Group (DBT Group)
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW
Verified
"Are you interested in learning about your emotions and practical skills to help you manage overwhelming emotions more effectively? The Virtual Emotion Regulation Group may be for you. This group will take place virtually for 8 weeks and is for ..."
(289) 312-1707 
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Group meets in:
Port Perry, ON L9L
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Alcohol Abuse
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
"Alcoholism is a disease. True, it's treatable, but it's still a very legitimate physiological and psychological disease that can fracture not only lives of addicts, but of the family as well. There are two types of alcoholism, the most common ..."
(416) 409-8045 
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Group meets in:
Brampton, ON L6R
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Facing the Shadow (FTS) - Sex and/or Porn Addicts
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
"FTS (MEN only or WOMEN only) is for those who believe they are addicted to sex in any form, including chasing new relationships or pornography viewing. Using resources designed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, FTS is a 22-week program of 4-8 ..."
(613) 777-6522 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
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Women's Recovery Advance Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified
"A women way through the 12 steps "
(613) 801-6262 
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S


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Addiction Support Groups
A person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling.

If you're looking for an Ontario addiction support group, these professionals provide addiction therapy and counselling in Ontario.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Ontario Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Ontario is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Ontario are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.