Organize and Attend Online Recovery Meetings from Anywhere at Anytime
Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing has made it necessary for people to avoid in-person events like addiction recovery meetings. You may be staying at home to help your community, protect your family, or because you’re sick or caring for a loved one.
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t have to get in the way of your recovery. Free online recovery meetings can help you keep in touch with your support group so you can safely work together to stay sober.
Features & Benefits
There is an online recovery meeting for every day of the week and most times of day, so it’s usually easy to get something that fits your schedule.
Staying anonymous helps people support each other without fear of judgment. Online meetings held in video and chat rooms can be completely anonymous with made-up screen names you choose.
Online recovery meetings can happen anywhere with a stable internet connection. You can be at home or traveling abroad and still attend your meeting.
For many, attending a meeting from the safety of their own home can make the recovery process more comfortable. Others may enjoy not having to commute to their meetings.
A Wider Network
In-person meetings are sometimes limited in size and location. Online support groups help you access new people and perspectives you may not get locally.
Access To Specific Topics
Online recovery meetings can bring people together for targeted meetings for women, veterans, LGBTQ+ people, adolescents, speakers of different languages, families of addicts and more.
What to Expect
What to Expect
- Feel encouraged. Hearing other people’s similar experiences with addiction and recovery and telling your own story can bring you hope and comfort during the process.
- Be accountable. Seeing your peers each week can instill more responsibility for your actions than going through recovery alone.
- Cope with challenges. People in recovery can give you practical tools and helpful advice to cope with life’s challenges.
- Grow relationships. Support groups are a place to make new friends, build trust and get a fresh start with people who are rooting for your lifelong recovery.
A Great Solution For…
- Online AA Meetings: Online AA support groups, just like in-person ones, follow a 12-step program to recover from alcohol addiction. Some of these steps include admitting a lack of control, recognizing a higher power, self-reflection and making amends.
- Smart Recovery Online Meetings: Smart Recovery online meetings are based on cognitive-behavioral therapy in a 4-point program. These meetings help people understand their own behavior and thought processes to change their actions moving forward.
- NA Online Meetings: Also using a 12-step program, Nar-Anon online meetings are designed for people addicted to narcotics and drugs in general.