Below are resources for accessing online recovery support.
Please note: we try to keep these lists updated, but we have a shoestring staff. Apologies for broken links. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Virtual Recovery Support Groups
Online Intergroup AA – Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and support via email, text, telephone, Zoom, and discussion forums.
Cocaine Anonymous Online – Email-based meetings and conference call meetings.
In the Rooms Online Recovery Meetings – A global online community with over 500,000 members who share their strength and experience with one another daily.
Marijuana Anonymous Online – 24//7 chatroom and weekly online meetings.
Virtual NA – Hundreds of online Narcotics Anonymous meetings from all over the world.
The Bridge Group of Narcotics Anonymous – Seven conference call meetings a week.
Sobriety Engine – A free online network of likeminded people working to grow in their recovery and their lives.
Spanish-Speakers AA Group via Skype – Group calls (no video) every day with Spanish-speakers all over the world.
AA Chat Room – Online global support with group chats and online meetings using a downloadable app.
StepChat Recovery Chat Rooms – Meetings and chatrooms for a variety of 12-step groups.
Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous (MARA) Online Meetings – 12-step fellowship for anyone using medication to support their recovery.
Unity All Recovery Digital Meetings – Philadelphia-based Recovery Community Organization offering free online meetings for any recovery path from addiction or mental illness.
LifeRing Secular Recovery Online – LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support.
Refuge Recovery Online – Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist recovery program. Online meetings are hosted throughout the country and open to anyone.
Recovery Dharma Online – Buddhist recovery program. Daily video and phone meetings.
The Phoenix Online Programming – Recovery Community Organization offering live stream Crossfit, yoga and meditation daily through the COVID Crisis. Also includes an online Recovery Social Hour.
SMART Recovery Online – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based recovery support with online meetings via Zoom and an online forum for 24/7 connection.
SoberGrid – An app for your smartphone with information to support your recovery and track your path. Also offers 24/7 peer support.
SoberBuddy – Drug and alcohol recovery support app and email with daily check-ins, sober tracker, bite-size challenges customized to your journey, in-app journal, and relapse recovery help.
Redditors in Recovery – Reddit group to hang out, share experiences, and support each other. Discuss the various ways to achieve and maintain a life free from active addiction.
Women for Sobriety Online – Online forum and telephone support.
12 Steps.org – Listing of online12–step meetings on various platforms.
Bridge Club Virtual Meetings – Meetings that are specifically focused on women and LGBTQIA+ folks who are sober or interested in sobriety.
The Temper – An online publication/site that explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery. Includes links to resources.
My Recovery – Various online 12-step meetings.
Virtual Recovery Supports – List of virtual recovery supports, including online meetings, podcasts, and apps.
Chronic Pain Anonymous – video meetings.
The Daily Pledge – Online meetings, chatrooms, and recovery resources from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
Free Recovery Podcasts
Center for Motivation and Change – The Beyond Addiction Show
Hazelden Betty Ford – Let’s Talk: Addiction and Recovery podcasts
Pennsylvania Public Media – Battling Opioids podcast
SobrieTea Party – Recovery Rocks podcast
Addiction and Recovery Podcast – Addiction Unlimited
Parent-to-Parent Podcast – My Child & ADDICTION
Lemonada Media – Last Day podcast
During the coronavirus outbreak, it may be particularly important to obtain naloxone. There is still a standing order in place for naloxone, so you should be able to get it at a pharmacy without a prescription (like a flu shot). Call your pharmacy beforehand to make sure they have it in stock. Naloxone may also be available through your local health department (for Pittsburgh, ACHD) or needle exchange (for Pittsburgh, PPP).