Peer Support Groups

Abstinence-based, Long-term Recovery

Olympia House believes that recovery is an active, explorative process in which many avenues can be taken to reach individualized goals.

We offer a variety of on-site peer support groups, including:

  • SMART Recovery®
  • LifeRing
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Refuge Recovery meeting once a week

We are committed to facilitating an unbiased exploration of abstinence-based recovery as well as other long-term recovery options. By attending a variety of meetings, we hope that individuals will gain a sense of which approach is right for them.

SMART Recovery®

SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training. SMART Recovery® is a successful nationwide abstinence-based self-help program for people who want to kick alcohol, drug or other addictive habits. Using principles of psychology, including motivational interviewing and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), individuals help themselves to overcome a problem habit, prevent relapses, and address habit-related personal problems.

Olympia House holds an open SMART Recovery® meeting for clients. The meeting is facilitated by trained staff members and teaches REBT and sobriety skills and offers support and discussion regarding dependency-related topics.

The SMART 4-point program emphasizes the following:

  • Enhancing motivation to become and stay abstinent from addictive behaviors
  • Refusing to act on urges to use
  • Managing life’s problems in a sensible and effective way
  • Developing a positive, balanced and healthy lifestyle


LifeRing Secular Recovery is an abstinence-based network of face-to-face and online support groups for people seeking to reclaim and enjoy life, ending their cycles of alcohol and drug addiction.

The LifeRing personal recovery program is based on three guiding principles:

  • Sobriety
  • Secularity
  • Self-help

Olympia House holds open LifeRing meetings every week. For more information, visit


Olympia House has multiple open and closed Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and 12-step meetings throughout the week.