Practicing social distancing does not mean we cannot connect deeply with our community. While the current situation requires we remain physically apart, we can still show our solidarity, our ability to communicate, and our resilience by finding creative ways to connect with one another. Here are a few digital platforms recommended by Dr. Andreas Bienert, Clinical Program Director at Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, for you to use today!
In The Rooms: A free online recovery tool, In The Rooms offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. In The Rooms embraces multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities. For more, visit https://www.intherooms.com/.
Alcoholics Anonymous: A helpful list of online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings is available through the AA website found here, http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php.
Narcotics Anonymous: A list of online Narcotics Anonymous meetings and resources is available through the NA website. You can use the platform to locate helplines and websites for local groups near you who can assist you in finding a meeting. For virtual meetings, you can use the country code “Phone” or “Web” to locate helpful listings. For more, visit www.na.org/meetingsearch/.
SMART Recovery: Offering practical tools and social supports, SMART Recovery maintains a helpful list of online meetings available for the week here: https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php
NorthStar Community: https://facebook.com/NorthstarCommunity