• Demi Davidson

Online Recovery Resources

During this pandemic, many in-person recovery meetings have been canceled or people may not be able to attend their regular meetings for various reasons. There are many different groups that are now offering online recovery support. I understand that things can feel overwhelming and stressful right now, so I put together a list of resources for you to make finding an online meeting as easy as possible.

#1 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help. Almost every alcoholism treatment tries to help the alcoholic maintain sobriety. Regardless of the road we follow, we all head for the same destination, recovery of the alcoholic person. Together, we can do what none of us could accomplish alone. We can serve as a source of personal experience and be an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.


#2 S.M.A.R.T. Recovery

SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities).Our efforts are based on scientific knowledge and evolve as scientific knowledge evolves.

* Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.

* Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives.

* Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change.

* Meetings are educational and include open discussions.

* Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and

psychological treatments.

* Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves.


#3 Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This program is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. We feel confident in the power of the buddha’s teachings, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.


#4 Unity Recovery

Unity Recovery envisions a world where recovery is no longer hidden in the shadows and the millions of Americans with mental health and substance use disorders are celebrated and supported. They aim to provide inclusive community-based recovery support services and education for all individuals in or seeking recovery


#5 Dharma Recovery

Recovery Dharma is a peer-led, grass-roots, democratically-structured organization. Our mission is to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles.

We believe that the traditional Buddhist teachings, often referred to as the Dharma, offer a powerful approach to healing from addiction and living a life of true freedom. Our program is based on the idea that every one of us is our own guide in recovery from addiction, with the help and understanding of our wise friends and sangha (community). We believe that’s what the Dharma teaches us. So it’s with great joy and excitement that we come together to build this recovery community and support structure, informed by the spirit of democracy.



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