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Nestled within the serene landscapes of Pickering, Ontario, JACS is offering a compassionate hand to those in the community battling addiction with a group named SMART Recovery. With their unwavering commitment to holistic healing and support, they serve as beacons of hope for individuals and families seeking to overcome the grip of substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

SMART Recovery, a group program embraced across Ontario, offers a refreshingly modern approach to addiction recovery. Grounded in principles of self-empowerment and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), SMART Recovery equips individuals with practical tools and evidence-based strategies to reclaim control over their lives. Through regular meetings and group sessions online, participants find solace in sharing their journeys, learning from peers, and receiving guidance from skilled facilitators. One of the hallmarks of SMART Recovery is its emphasis on fostering a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

In Pickering, these meetings serve as safe havens where individuals can openly discuss their struggles, triumphs, and setbacks without fear of stigma or condemnation. This sense of camaraderie and understanding creates a powerful sense of community, where participants feel validated and encouraged on their path to recovery. Central to SMART Recovery‘s approach are evidence-based techniques rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Participants learn practical strategies to manage cravings, cope with triggers, and cultivate healthier habits and coping mechanisms. Whether through mindfulness exercises, cognitive restructuring, or behavioral modification techniques, individuals gain valuable insights into the underlying causes of their addiction and acquire the skills necessary to navigate the challenges of recovery. In addition to its focus on individual empowerment, SMART Recovery also recognizes the importance of peer support and accountability. Participants in Pickering are encouraged to form connections with others in the program, providing mutual encouragement, inspiration, and accountability. These bonds forged through shared experiences serve as pillars of strength, helping individuals stay resilient and committed to their recovery goals.

At the heart of JACS’s mission is the belief in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. In Pickering, participants are welcomed into a warm and inclusive community where they are met with empathy, understanding, and unconditional support. Whether struggling with substance abuse, gambling addiction, or other addictive behaviors, individuals find solace in knowing that they are not alone in their journey towards recovery.

Participants in Pickering draw strength from concepts such as repairing the world, loving-kindness, and repentance, which serve as guiding principles on the path to healing. By incorporating spirituality into the recovery process, JACS offers a holistic framework that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of addiction.

From online group therapy sessions to recreational activities and holiday celebrations, JACS creates a sense of belonging and camaraderie that is essential for sustained recovery.

SMART Recovery and JACS in Pickering, Ontario, are instrumental in providing support, guidance, and hope to individuals and families affected by addiction. Through their holistic approach, the JACS organization empower participants to reclaim their lives, cultivate resilience, and build a brighter future free from the shackles of addiction. Whether seeking practical tools for recovery or a nurturing community, residents of Pickering have online access to the resources and support needed to embark on a journey towards healing and transformation.

Adult Outreach and Education

Bring it home – or to your shul, school, business, or organization. JACS Toronto offers, free of charge, adult, student, and youth outreach programs about mental health and addiction. These programs can be customized for your needs, or you can choose from a list of important current topics. For more information or to book an educational workshop, contact us at: (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto is a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space providing support, information and access to multiple services.

We have your back!

At JACS Toronto, we provide a range of services to help people impacted by Alcohol. We offer one-on-one counselling, support groups, harm reduction supplies, mental health services and so much more.

Compassionate care for all
Our team is here to provide you with the support you need in a safe and non-judgmental environment. We recognize that everyone has their own story and we strive to provide individualized care for every person who walks through our doors.

Be part of the recovery journey
At JACS Toronto we believe in the power of recovery and are committed to helping individuals along their journey. With our wide range of programs and services we can help you or someone you love take back control of their lives.

For more info call (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org