Here is a list of tips and tricks to support you protecting your sobriety during our current COVID-19 crisis:
Technology can be a friend, a resource, and a place for additional support during challenging times. Although nothing compares to a meeting in-person, online communities and digital recovery literature is at our fingertips available right at your fingertips at all times. Here are a handful of recommendations by Dr. Andreas Bienert, Clinical Program Director at Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, for you to use when needed:
Online Recovery Literature
Just for Today Daily Meditations by Narcotics Anonymous: Simply enter your email address and click on the “Subscribe” button at www.jftna.org. Check your mailbox for the confirmation email from Narcotics Anonymous to receive daily mediations. As an example, a recent meditation reads: “We do the footwork and accept what’s being given to us freely on a daily basis.” Visit https://jftna.org/jft/ for today’s meditation.
Daily Reflections by Alcoholics Anonymous: Visit https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/daily-reflection for daily reflections. A recent reflection reads, Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. . . If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.
Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: You can read the entire Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous here, https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous.
Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text: You can read the entire Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text here, http://dev.coastalcarolinaarea.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/b_t.pdf.