Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR)

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STAR offers free group and short-term counselling options for women having problems related to the use of drugs or alcohol.

What to expect

STAR is a bisexual, gay, and transgender-inclusive service that supports all women. The STAR treatment program includes:

  • group programming for women in early and later stages of recovery,
  • support drop-in groups,
  • art therapy groups,
  • acupuncture (co-ed),
  • SMART recovery group (co-ed),
  • short-term individual counselling,
  • access to addictions medicine,
  • access to mental health support,  
  • access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, peer support, employment counselling), and
  • harm reduction supplies, including naloxone dispensing and training.


This service is available at
This service is available at

Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR) at South Mental Health SUT

1200 West 73rd Avenue, Suite 220
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5
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