Substance Recovery Resources

Substance Recovery Resources

Research shows that people check their phones every 12 minutes and that we spend more than 3 hours on our devices every day. In fact, there is a good chance that you’re reading this article on your phone right now! Yes, your phone is a fantastic resource for text-messaging, emailing, and using social media. However, it can also help support your recovery efforts.

During the current CoVid-19 pandemic, access to on-line peer support for recovery is even more important! Below are links to on-line resources from various Recovery Fellowships:

Alcoholics Anonymous     We now provide court ordered online AA meeting verification. Please click here for more information. By using this website, you agree to follow the rules.

Narcotics Anonymous    

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. SMART Recovery provides numerous resources to those struggling with all types of addictions or addictive behaviors. These include drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, or other addictive behaviors that interfere with everyday life. SMART’s daily online meetings, 24/7 forum, chat features allow people to stay connected and receive help at all hours.…/smart-recovery-online

Women for Sobriety – New Life Recovery Program WFS Online is an open forum for women overcoming their addictions using the New Life Program. WFS Online consists of a 24/7 message board where women can share and seek support for their recovery, as well as online text chat meetings that occur 1-2 times daily.   Log me in automatically on each visit. or Create an account.

Refuge Recovery – a Buddhist Approach There are online Refuge Recovery meetings. Online meetings are offered for those who don’t have a local in-person meeting yet. Online RR meetings use the Zoom platform which supports both video and audio for all participants. Zoom also supports dialing in by telephone. Online meetings are included on the website. Find “All Online Meetings ”in the Meetings menu at

Rational Recovery More than a philosophy or therapy – and not dependent on spiritual beliefs or psychology – Rational Recovery offers an unprecedented approach to alcoholism, problem drinking, and drug addiction known as the Addictive Voice Recognition Technique, or AVRT.       (NOTE: I was unable to find any on-line support meetings as of 5/13/2020)

Wellbriety is a Native American path to recovery on the Red Road. Join our weekly online Native American Wellbriety 12 Step Meeting! This meeting is held every Thursday at 6:00 PM PT/7:00 PM MDT/8:00 PM CT/9:00 PM ET. During this meeting you will have the opportunity to listen to others from around the world and share your experience, strength and hope. This unique meeting is held online at and welcomes ALL recovery groups!

Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis. Our goal is to help men and women who experience a dual illness. We are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Both illnesses affect us in all areas of our lives; physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
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