These SAMHSA recommended resources can be used to virtually support recovery.
Virtual Recovery Supports
Virtual Recovery Programs Alcoholics Anonymous
Offers online support.
Offers online support and services.
Offers online support.
In The Rooms - Online Recovery Meetings
Provides online support through live meetings and discussion groups.
Offers virtual support.
Offers a variety of online and Skype meeting options.
Offers a virtual hang out and support during recovery.
Provides online and virtual support.
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery
Offers global community of mutual-support groups, forums including a chatroom and message board.
Offers an online support and recovery community.
Offers an online platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober.
Provides a women-only international online recovery community.
Provides an online forum for those in recovery and their friends and family.
We Connect Recovery
Provides daily online recovery groups for those with substance use and mental illness.
Unity Recovery + WEconnect + Alano Club
Providing daily virtual meetings for those in recovery and for their family members.
Helpful Resource Hotlines
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746
Website (English): http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
Website (ESPAÑOL): HTTP://WWW.DISASTERDISTRESS.SAMHSA.GOV/ espanol.aspx
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
24/7/365 Treatment Referral Information Service in English and español
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Toll-Free (English): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Website (English): http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Website (español): http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ gethelp/spanish.aspx
Additional Recovery Resources
National Alliance for Mental Illness
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Tips to Set-up a Virtual Recovery Meeting
To host a meeting on zoom:
1. Set up a free account here: https://zoom.us When you set up a free account, you can only host a meeting for 45 minutes. To host longer meetings, you need a paid account.
4.Create a flyer to publicize meetings. This flyer can be sent to group members via email and text, posted on self-help group’s District Website, and posted on the door of the physical site that is closed in an attempt to reach anyone who shows up for a meeting.