One element of recovery that is instrumental to many are support groups. They can provide us a range of opportunities to grow within recovery and help us to learn how to live without drugs and alcohol through the work we do and from other people’s experiences. They also provide us steps to take to change our old behaviors, coping skills, and thoughts. Meetings connect us with others who have been or are where we are. This helps us to gain strength and hope through other people’s experiences.
During COVID, meetings shifted to online formats. As individuals receive the COVID vaccine, some groups are starting to meet in person again, while others are continuing to meet online. This provides us even more opportunities to attend meetings.
To find the meeting that you would like to attend check out the links below. Follow this simple process to access your first meeting.
Decide what type of support group that you would like to attend. Visit the website that is listed below that is correlated with your prospective support group.
Find a time that
you would like to attend a meeting(s).
Familiarize yourself with the process of accessing the meeting. Will you be attending in person or online? If you are attending online, you may have to set up an account in order to access the meeting, so make sure that you plan accordingly.
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For a list of online support groups, click here.
Get Your Vaccine Questions Answered Today!
The CDC has said that people with a history of substance use disorder are at an increased risk for contracting the coronavirus, and for experiencing poor outcomes if they do contract the virus. For this reason, it is essential for people in our community to get the vaccine. If you–or a loved one or a friend–have questions about the vaccines, reach out to a #VaccineNavigator today. You can get in touch with a #VaccineNavigator by:
You can get in touch with a #VaccineNavigator by:
Completing the online support request form
Events and Resources
Thursday Night Group
Support groups are essential to those of us in recovery, and COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into our ability to gather and share about our journeys. If you are in recovery and looking for an online meeting, please join us on Thursday evenings/afternoons at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). Connections App
Have you found yourself longing for connection in the era of Covid? If you have, you’re not alone. Addiction Policy Forum recently launched an app for people in recovery to share and connect with others from across the country. The Connections App features eTherapy components, resources for finding meetings in your area, and a social space for chatting and sharing about your recovery. The best part about the app is that it’s free! Fill out the form on this page, and we’ll help you download the Connections App so that you can see what you’ve been missing.
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