If you are struggling to stay sober, you may find relief in some of these online recovery groups. With the ‘Safer At Home’ order over the country, many people don’t feel connected, miss their meetings and are not digging their sobriety. While in-person meetings are not available right now, there are still ways to stay connected during Covid-19 pandemic.
We’ve devoted an entire section of our website to Covid-19 self-care as part of our own online recovery support. If you need some ideas for what to do with your time, want to learn about Havening (a technique for PTSD you can do on yourself), or have stress around money, check out our recent articles.
We also found a great article from NYT that offers a comprehensive list of online recovery groups. All of these groups offer incredible support for recovery of all kinds.
In the Rooms Clearinghouse of 30 online meetings offering supports with a variety of approaches to different substance use disorders.
There are many free apps available. Here are just a few:
Evidence-based, multipurpose app to help track sobriety and connect with supportive peers and Addiction Policy Forum counselors.
I Am Sober Popular, well-regarded app for planning and maintaining recovery.
Large online sober-support community and peer counseling.
For Those Who Support People in Recovery
Nar-Anon Global support network for those affected by someone else’s addiction. Live chat and forum available.
Al-Anon Using a 12-step focus, this organization offers online and phone meetings for those whose friends and relatives struggle with alcohol use disorder, among other substances.
Families AnonymousOffers online 12-step meetings for family and friends with a loved one struggling with drugs, alcohol and related behavioral problems.
SMART Recovery Friends and FamilyThis secular, cognitive behavioral-based program offers online meetings for families and friends of someone recovering from substance abuse.