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Searidge Foundation’s Alcohol rehab helping residents of  Saint John

If you’re dealing with alcohol use issues, it’s important to seek treatment. Without help, it can cause problems with your work, finances, and plans. Long-term misuse of alcohol can also seriously harm your health and even be fatal. Searidge Alcohol Rehab is here to empower citizens of New Brunswick who are dealing with alcohol use disorders. Our mission is to help them reclaim control of their lives and focus on what truly matters. 


We provide our clients with a wide range of tools and resources that they can use to break free from the negative effects of alcohol, our recovery and healing programs are designed to give our graduates the skills and knowledge they need to lead happy, fulfilling lives, free from the hold of alcohol. We offer a balanced treatment program that focuses on the overall wellness of our residents, using evidence-based psychotherapies, pharmacotherapy, and holistic natural therapies like yoga, mindfulness, and meditation practices. We will leave no stone unturned in our quest to help every person who entrusts us with their well-being.

Just a short ferry ride away New Brunswick residents will discover that getting here is easy. Our driver is available to pick you up anywhere in New Brunswick and they will drive you directly to Searidge Foundation. You may also be picked up in Digby after a short ferry ride from Saint John, New Brunswick.


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Supporting recovery for the long haul with Aftercare geared to work for you!

At Searidge Alcohol Rehab, we understand that the journey toward sobriety doesn’t end once the treatment is over. That’s why we provide a range of aftercare programs to ensure that you have the support you need to continue living a healthy, fulfilling life. Our aftercare resources include SMART recovery group meetings, personalized counseling sessions, and an online program that you can access from anywhere. These programs are designed to help you build a strong support system that will keep you on track toward achieving your goals, and they’re available to you whenever you need them.


Saint John New Brunswick

Saint John is a seaport city located on the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. It is Canada’s oldest incorporated city,[b] established by royal charter on May 18, 1785, during the reign of George III.[9] The port is Canada’s third-largest port by tonnage with a cargo base that includes dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, containers, and cruise.[10] The city was the most populous in New Brunswick until the 2016 census, when it was overtaken by Moncton. It is currently the second-largest city in the province, with a population of 69,895 over an area of 315.59 km2 (121.85 sq mi).[11]

French explorer Samuel de Champlain landed at Saint John Harbour on June 24, 1604 (the feast of St. John the Baptist) and is where the Saint John River gets its name; the indigenous Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik peoples called the river “Wolastoq”. The Saint John area was an important area for trade and defence for Acadia during the French colonial era, and Fort La Tour, in the city’s harbour, was a pivotal battleground during the Acadian Civil War.[12]

After more than a century of ownership disputes between the French and English over the land surrounding Saint John, the British government deported the Acadians in 1755 and constructed Fort Howe above the harbour in 1779. In 1785, the City of Saint John was established by uniting the two communities of Parrtown and Carleton on each side of the harbour after the arrival of thousands of refugees from the newly founded United States who wished to remain British after the American Revolution. During the next century, immigration via Partridge Island, especially during the Great Famine, would fundamentally change the city’s demographics and culture.


(CITE :Saint John, New Brunswick. (2023, December 1). In Wikipedia.,_New_Brunswick)

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Searidge Sponsored SMART Recovery® Meetings

SMART Recovery® is an abstinence-based, not-for-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. It includes many ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying.

SMART Recovery® is not a spin-off of Alcoholics Anonymous. No one will label you an “alcoholic”, an “addict” or “diseased” nor “powerless”, and if you do not believe in a religion or spirituality, that’s fine, too. We teach common sense self-help procedures designed to empower you to abstain and to develop a more positive lifestyle. When you succeed at following our approach, you may graduate from the program, or you may stay around to help others.


Searidge Alcohol Rehab offers a variety of aftercare programs to our alumni to help ensure their sobriety is sustained. SMART Recovery® group meetings have proven to be incredibly beneficial to our Searidge alumni. SMART Recovery® meetings give our graduate residents the tools and support they require to remain sober.


All SMART Recovery® meetings are held on Zoom please go to our SMART Recovery® Nova Scotia website at to learn more or sign up to attend a meeting.

AA Meetings 

Area 81 of Alcoholics Anonymous covers the geographic area of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, on the east coast of Canada. It consists of 12 districts and approximately 196 in-person meetings a week in both the French and English languages.

Updated Meeting Information

If you have any new meetings, suspended or cancelled meetings, changes to meetings, whether online or in-person meeting, please send the information to


Alcohol Rehab Facilities & Addiction Services in Saint John, New Brunswick

Sophia Recovery Centre

83 Hazen Street
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 3L2
Phone: (506) 633-8783

Programs available:

Morning Meditation
Set the tone for your day in a serene and calm way, with our gentle, guided, group meditation. Drop in.

A Woman’s Way Through The Twelve Steps
Study Twelve Step Recovery from the feminine perspective, and explore and discuss the issues that reflect the areas of change in women’s lives from addiction to recovery. Registration required.

Spirituality Workshops
Increase awareness of and confidence in your spiritual nature, learn a variety of practices that help heal and strengthen your spiritual life. Registration required.

Recovery Coaching
One-on-one and group coaching in twelve step recovery, mindfulness techniques and relapse prevention tools by a peer in long term recovery. Available by appointment.

12 Step Groups
Al-Anon and Women’s Only Alcoholics Anonymous meetings available at Sophia Recovery Centre. See our Events Calendar for schedules.

Peer Mentoring
Our volunteer peer mentor program ensures that at Sophia Recovery Centre, women are met by peers in recovery, without judgement. Our volunteers share their experience, strength, and hope with women accessing our services.



Qualified Alcohol Addiction Treatment Therapists & Clinical Social Workers in Saint John, New Brunswick

Lori McIsaac Bewsher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Rising Tides Counselling
3636 Westfield Road – Suite B
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2M 1A9
Phone: (506) 503-5767
License No. and State: 2346 New Brunswick

“Are you feeling overwhelmed by daily life? Consumed with thoughts of worry, sadness or confusion? Is your mood having a negative impact on your personal relationships or ability to focus at work? Although it’s normal to experience a variety of emotions, if you feel stuck in your thinking, it may be time to seek some support. In counselling, you will learn to recognize how your thoughts can impact both your mood and behaviour. You will learn new strategies to help you cope with these emotions and feel more confident in your ability to take control of your life.

My background includes working with people who have been impacted by anxiety, depression, chronic pain, disability, grief and loss, anger management, parenting and behavioural problems. I offer flexible daytime and evening appointments. An initial consultation can be offered by telephone or video chat to discuss your needs and what I can offer to you.

I am located in West Saint John near the community of Grand Bay-Westfield. I offer both in person and video counselling.”

Kim Gillcrist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
199 Chesley Drive Suite 207
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 3L2
Phone: (506) 802-9289
Years in Practice: 10 Years
Dalhousie University Year of ‘07
License No. and State: 2525 New Brunswick

“My practice provides professional counselling services to individuals (ages 16+), couples, and families as needed. I specialize in areas of addiction, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as managing stress and working through issues in relationships with others. Through the counselling process, I seek to help clients improve their coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, and promote behaviour change through support, psychoeducation, and psychotherapy.

I provide supportive, therapeutic interventions using a broad variety of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.”

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