Virtual Self-Help Support and Meetings
Online recovery meetings and self-care activities
In times of difficult social distancing and isolation, it’s never been more important to stay connected to others, even if you can’t do it in person. Recovery Centers of America has developed a list of virtual meetings and self-care activities to keep you connected and focused on your well-being. These meetings are fluid – some can be attended by phone, webchat, Zoom, and more. You won’t need any specific apps to use these virtual meetings – just a computer or a phone.
This list includes lunch and learn speaking events on gratitude in difficult times, recovery in relationships, and more, as well as alumni recovery meetings, virtual recovery yoga, and discovering your emotions. See the full list of meetings and activities here: http://www.cvent.com/d/1nqr80.
Virtual NA and AA
Isolation and boredom are two things a lot of people are struggling with right now – and for those in active addiction or recovery, they can be triggers. Fortunately, help is still available with online recovery meetings. Check out these virtual recovery meetings.
About SMART Recovery
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.
SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. In our free group discussion meetings, participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery.
CHECKUP & CHOICES – TAKE YOUR RECOVERY ON-THE-GO
The Checkup & Choices app, provided through a partnership with SMART Recovery, is a confidential, self-led online program. CheckUp & Choices has been clinically proven to help SMART Recovery participants in their recovery journey.
CheckUp & Choices
CheckUp & Choices is a confidential self-led online program that has been clinically proven to help SMART Recovery participants. The CheckUp & Choices website app works on internet-connected devices (computer, tablet, mobile) anywhere, anytime you need it.
The online program includes:
- The CheckUp: a comprehensive alcohol self-assessment with objective feedback that helps resolve ambivalence about changing your drinking. It now included CheckIns every three months to measure your progress.
- Choices programs: Structured and guided programs of cognitive behavioral and motivational exercises to help people achieve and maintain sobriety. Individual modules on alcohol, marijuana, opioids, stimulants, and gambling are included.
Subscribers get access to everything, 24/7. CheckUp & Choices will not label you or tell you what to do. You will be treated with respect and without judgment.
Why Use CheckUp & Choices?
In multiple studies funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), individuals utilizing CheckUp & Choices demonstrated:
- A 55% decrease in drinking quantity, frequency, and intensity in non-dependent drinkers
- A 50% reduction in alcohol-related problems
- A 36% decrease in drinking days in dependent drinkers