For many people, community and social support is an essential part of recovery from substance abuse. With current social distancing and higher stress levels, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery is critically important. What can you do when your regular support networks shut down to stop the spread of COVID-19? The recovery community has reacted quickly to create ways people can find support, demonstrating love and concern for each other during this stressful time. Remember: You are not alone, and countless others know exactly what you’re going through.There are many approaches to recovery and we have done our best to list some of the main resources. Here are several places to get started.
There are many paths to recovery, and below is a list of additional substance abuse resources:
LifeRing Secular Recovery: This organization’s philosophy is that “there are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people.”
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery offers a global community of mutual-support groups, forums including a chat room and message board:
Soberistas: Provides a women-identified-only international online recovery community
Reddit Recovery: Offers a virtual hang out and support