Free Online Sobriety Support During Covid-19

Free Online Sobriety Support During Covid-19


2020-03-16 09:30:13

Tensions are high and uncertainty looms. I believe we are all collectively feeling the fear and anxiety that Covid-19 has unexpectedly brought into our lives. We see devastating photos and videos on the news and social media, and we hear scary numbers, and we worry. For those of us who have committed to being alcohol-free or those of you who may have just started your journey, times are tough. I’ve been receiving messages and have seen posts that say with rising anxiety, many people want to, or have thought about, drinking.

Fortunately, our community has really stepped up during this difficult time and many people are offering free online gatherings for people in or seeking recovery who are looking for support. I’ve put together a list for you all, so you have access over the coming weeks while we put social distancing into practice and flatten the curve of this virus.

  1. Unity Recovery (Philadelphia) offering All Recovery meetings

    All Recovery meetings are positive, non-denominational mutual aid meetings open to anyone. The meetings will be held on zoom and available to anyone to attend. You can join any day of the week at 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 9PM EST at https://unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

  2. In The Rooms Meetings

    In the Rooms is a global online recovery platform that hosts a wide variety of live recovery meetings. They have several fellowships of 12-step including AA, NA, Codependency Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Marijuana Anonymous. They also offer weekly She Recovers meetings, LifeRing, Women in Recovery, Recovery Dharma, Trauma and Recovery, Soul Recovery, and Life Recovery (Christian-based) meetings. Plus they just created a Coronavirus support meeting to deal with the stress surrounding the virus.

  3. Laura McKowen

    Laura is providing free virtual sobriety support meetings several times a week during our social distancing time. Register on her website here.

  4. Carly Benson

    Carly has created FREE Virtual Gatherings & Meditations During Social Distancing For Sober Peeps, also known as, THE Hangover Free Club! This is the place to be for sober peeps who are looking for connection. These online gatherings are for people who are already sober and want help in maintaining their sobriety. They are open to women and men of all ages. 30 days sobriety is required. Sign up here.

  5. She Recovers Online Gatherings

    Taryn Strong, co-founder of She Recovers will host a few different casual online gatherings for women in recovery. The current schedule is as follows:

    -She Recovers Sharing Circle 3/17 6-7PM PST/9PM EST

    -She Recovers Yoga Class 3/18 6-7 PM PST/9 PM EST

    -She Recovers Sharing Circle 3/19 6-7 PM PST/9 PM EST

    Connect here.

    She Recovers also offers worldwide sharing circles which many hosts have been offering online.

  6. Virtual Bridge Club by The Tempest

    Bridge Club is a virtual, community-led support group currently open to any individuals who are interested in sobriety and follow the group guidelines. Their mission is to empower individuals seeking connection to find and build meaningful relationships that support a sober lifestyle. Sign up for Bridge Club here.

  7. The Alcohol Experiment Community

    You can join Annie Grace’s 30-day Alcohol Experiment which now has over 110,000 users for free by signing up here, as well as join its accompanying Facebook group for support.

  8. LGBTteetotalers Face to Face

    LGBTteetotalers Face to Face are recurring social/support calls for folks who are queer, trans or questioning and sober, sober curious, or in any kind of recovery. These are not recovery meetings, they’re a space for people to get together, socialize, and support each other with other people who understand their experiences. Tracy Murphy has added additional dates and times for these calls due to Covid-19. Sign up here.

  9. Sober Señorita Free Facebook Group

    Join my rapidly growing Facebook group and connect with other people on the path of sobriety. Join here.

    If I’ve missed any free support meetings or platforms that weren’t mentioned here, please let me know so I can add to this list! Feel free to share this with anyone who might need it. Let’s take care of each other.


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