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.

Free Apps

There are many free apps available. Here are just a few:

Connections 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.

SoberGrid 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.


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Lindsey Glass

Lindsey Glass is the co-founder of Reach Out Recovery. Her 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World Of Recovery, has helped to lift the stigma from addiction and recovery and is used in recovery programs nationwide to show what life is like on the other side of addiction. Lindsey's teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, was distributed to PBS stations nationwide by American Public Television in 2014-15. Lindsey has written dozens of popular articles on recovery. She is a recovery advocate and frequent keynote speaker. Lindsey is the author of 100 Tips for Growing Up, My 20 Years of Recovery, 2019. Before focusing on recovery, Lindsey was a TV and screenwriter. She has worked in publishing, web development, and marketing.

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