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Prevention and Intervention

In a time when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of disease, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery is critically important. This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders.

Virtual Recovery Programs:

Alcoholics Anonymous: Offers online support. http://aa-intergroup.org/

Cocaine Anonymous: Offers online support and services. https://www.ca-online.org

In The Rooms – Online Recovery Meetings: Provides online support through live meetings and discussion groups. https://ma-online.org/

LifeRing: LifeRing Secular Recovery offers online support. https://www.lifering.org/online-meetings

Marijuana Anonymous: Offers virtual support. http://ma-online.org/

Narcotics Anonymous: Offers a variety of online and skype meetings options. https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

Reddit Recovery: Offers a virtual hang out and support during recovery. https://www.reddit.com/r/REDDITORSINRECOVERY/

Sober Recovery: Provides an online forum for those in recovery and their friends and family. https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/

Recovery Resources and Supports:

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide.https://www.nami.org/help

The Chopra Center: Anxious about the coronavirus? Here are Eight Practical Tips on How to Stay Calm and Support Your Immune System. http://bit.ly/Chopra-calm

For additional information on Treatment Facilities, Groups, or Individual Counseling contact:

Gary Gaggens, Prevention/Intervention Specialistemail me