Community Recovery Support Groups

Open 12-Step Meetings


"Students for Recovery" Open 12-step meeting*

Wednesdays at 8:15 PM, Embarcadero Hall Room 1105 - Fall meetings begin October 8th.

*This meeting is not AA nor any other traditional 12-Step group, and is open to those in any type of recovery and any stage of recovery, and those who are considering recovery and have a desire to be free from addictive behavior. It is run by students, for students. SBCC students are welcome.

Graduate and Non-Traditional Student Open 12-step meeting

Thursdays at 6:30 PM

This meeting is open to graduate and non-traditional students who are in recovery as well as those who are considering or seeking recovery. This meeting is hosted by a graduate student and is a great way to connect with graduate and non-traditional students in recovery at UCSB.

"Eye of the Storm" Open 12-step meeting @ The Haven

Saturdays at 9 PM, 6870 Pasado Road, Isla Vista
BBQ at 8 PM
Free and open to all.


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 

Mondays at 6 PM
Embarcadero Hall Room 1105
Free and open to all. 

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Isla Vista

"Student of Life" Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Fridays at 12 PM.

Embarcadero Hall Room 1105


"Where the Wild Things Are" Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Wednesdays at 7 PM

Pescadero Lofts - 761 Camino Pescadero


"Isla Vista Sobriety" Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Thursdays at 8 PM

St. Michael's Church, 6586 Picasso Rd (entrance on El Greco)


"Mustard Seed" Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

Saturdays at 7 PM

St. Michael's Church, 6586 Picasso Rd (entrance on El Greco)


Other 12-Step Resources

There are over 200 12-step meetings each week

in the Santa Barbara area!


Visit these websites for complete listings of local meetings. We suggest you check out as many as possible   in the fellowship of your choice, as meetings differ in format and size.



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