Community support is an essential part of recovery. So what happens when our communities shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus?
If you’ve got a smart device and an internet connection, you can still participate in recovery meetings. It just needs to happen remotely for a while.
The recovery community has shown an incredible amount of support, love, and concern for each other during this stressful time. Remember: You are not alone, and countless other Americans know exactly what you’re going through.
Looking for a meeting or other recovery supports? Here are several places to get started.
In the Rooms is a global recovery community that's been offering alternatives to face-to-face meetings for years. You can join a variety of group meetings, from AA to meditation, several times a day. Learn about In the Rooms and browse their meeting schedule here.
DynamiCare Health is a telehealth recovery program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are offering a free recovery support meeting every day at 12 PM EST. Learn more about this meeting and join here.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has pulled together lots of helpful recovery resources, from virtual meetings to Reddit threads and other sites and message boards. Browse them all here.
This organization's philosophy is that "there are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people." Join a text or Zoom meeting here.
This online recovery community offers free recovery meetings and peer support, plus a great blog filled with interesting stories and advice. Check them out here.
This nonprofit treatment provider offers virtual treatment programs, mental health care, family support, and recovery support. Get the details here.
In partnership with CHESS Health, this nonprofit has created a research-based app to help manage and support recovery. Register to download the app here.
This nonprofit has compiled helpful links to a variety of recovery supports.