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Online Recovery Resources for All Addicts and Loved Ones: #Coronavirus


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many recovering addicts are wondering if the in-person support they typically receive is no longer safe. My belief is that with proper precautions, as outlined by the CDC, those settings are likely to be safe. But I also know that my personal belief on this matter is unlikely to alleviate the anxiety these individuals are feeling.

The good news is that there is plenty of support for recovering addicts (and those who care for them) that does not require in-person attendance. For instance, my own company, Seeking Integrity, has pioneered the use of video in treatment settings, with our clinicians educating and lecturing on a regular basis from all over the world. And Seeking Integrity’s affiliated website, SexandRelationshipHealing.com, provides a vast array of no-cost online resources for addicts, including webinars, drop-in discussion groups, addiction-focused podcasts, and more.

For recovering addicts who would like to stay home as much as possible as we deal with the current pandemic, recovery does not need to take a back seat. In fact, recovering addicts may be able to ramp up rather than scale down their meeting attendance without ever leaving the house. To this end, I suggest the following resources.

Websites with Free Online Resources

IntheRooms.com offers both hosted specialty meetings and more than 130 online 12-step meetings each week (covering pretty much every addiction).

  • Hosted specialty meetings can be found at this link.
  • Online 12-step meetings and other online support groups can be found at this link.

SexandRelationshipHealing.com offers webinars and drop-in discussion groups for sex addicts, porn addicts, loved ones of addicts, and recovering addicts in general.

Meetings that all populations, regardless of the addiction, typically find helpful include:

12-Step Recovery Online

Twelve-step programs universally offer a large number of phone and video meetings. Each program has its own schedule that can be found on the program’s website. Programs and links are provided below.

Twelve-Step Groups for Chemical Dependency

Twelve-Step Groups for Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction

Twelve-Step Groups for Other Addictions and Issues

Twelve-Step Groups for Loved Ones of Addicts

Please Share This Resource List

My sincere hope is that recovering addicts and those who care for them will find this list of resources helpful. To this end, I ask you to please share this list with any and all people – addiction therapists, loved ones of addicts, and addicts themselves – who may find it useful. If you wish to repost this article and list of resources on your own website, please do so.

 

Online Recovery Resources for All Addicts and Loved Ones: #Coronavirus


Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW

Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity Treatment Centers. He is an expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions, most notably sex/porn/relationship addictions along with co-occurring drug/sex addiction. A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Rob frequently serves as a subject matter expert for major media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others.Dr. Rob is the author of Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency, Out of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control, among other books. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today and Psych Central. His podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction, is rated as a Top 10 Addiction Podcast for 2019. He also hosts a weekly live no-cost Webinar with Q&A on SexandRelationshipHealing.com. A skilled clinical educator, Dr. Rob routinely provides training to therapists, hospitals, psychiatric organizations, and even the US military. Over the years, he has created and overseen nearly a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities across the globe. For more information or to reach Dr. Rob, visit SeekingIntegrity.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW).


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APA Reference
Weiss PhD, R. (2020). Online Recovery Resources for All Addicts and Loved Ones: #Coronavirus. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/sex/2020/03/online-addiction-recovery-resources-for-use-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

 

Last updated: 13 Mar 2020
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