Online Support Options for Loved Ones and Family Members


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Online recovery communities and support groups are absolutely essential now that we are collectively facing isolation and social distancing due to COVID-19

Below you'll find two lists of online communities offering support and resources for Loved Ones as well as meetings for Friends & Families, in the absence of live meetings.

We will continue to update these lists as new options arise. 


Resources for Loved Ones:

Alcoholics Anonymous  - online intergroups

Center for Motivation and Change - offering well-being and self-care oriented online resources.

Herren Project - online support groups and recovery meetings

intherooms - a global online recovery community

Lifering - providing an abstinence based, online, secular, self-empowered addiction recovery

Marijuana anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous Online meeting schedule

Northampton Recovery Center - offers a wealth of online resources including Recovery Meetings, Peer-led Support Groups, Recovery Dharma, Support for Managers & Supervisors of Frontline Workers, Grief Support, Recovery Yoga, Yoga Nidra sessions, Writing groups, ACOA meetings and critical trainings for the whole community. 
Check out their calendar, which lists current offerings and direct links to online meetings, here.

7Cups - offers free online therapy/ emotional support, 24/7. An extensive therapeutic network, featured in many major publications

Recovery Dharma - using Budhist practices and principles to heal the suffering of addiction

Recovery Speakers - a powerful resource, this site offers access to over a hundred recordings of recovery speakers sharing their stories

Smart Recovery Online offers 24/7 live chat, daily online meetings and more

The Fix - Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Recovery News

WEConnect & Unity Recovery - an all-inclusive community currently offering meetings 5 times daily

Women for Sobriety - Helps women gain hope and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. Offering tools to a healthier lifestyle.

youngpeopleinrecovery - an organization that strives to provide young people with all the resources they need to thrive in recovery


Resources for friends & family members:

Al-anon -offers electronic meetings

Center for Motivation and Change - offering well-being and self-care oriented online resources.

Learn to Cope is a peer-led support network for friends and family dealing with addiction and recovery

REST, cofounded by our beloved guest contributer Laurie MacDougall, is holding family support meetings Online. See this doc for details.

7Cups offers free online therapy/emotional support, 24/7. An extensive therapeutic network, featured in many major publications

Smart Recovery Family & Friends also offers great resources, including a meeting finder, handbooks and a podcast!

Our own weekly online support group with Kayla Solomon for Allies in Recovery members... If you’ve been wondering what it’s all about, now is the perfect time to join in. We really look forward to seeing you there.




Topics in this post: 12 steps groups (AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, NA, Narcotics Anonymous…), Al-Anon, Buddhism, Laurie MacDougall, mental health services, NA—Narcotics Anonymous, Peer Recovery Centers, self-care for Loved One, self-help groups, stories of recovery