Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, recovery meetings may have been canceled to keep communities from spreading the virus. Because of this, people in recovery are looking for alternative ways to connect.
We’ve gathered a list of obtaining support online or by phone. We hope they will help in your recovery and please pass along to others who may need it. Also, feel free to recommend other avenues of support we may have missed here in the comments section and we’ll be sure make updates.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
If you are in the Greater Minneapolis Intergroup Chapter of AA, please find a list of alternative online meetings.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Updated: As of Wednesday, 3/18, 2020, Gamblers Anonymous will have an accommodation for all Gamblers Anonymous members who have been told that their regular meeting facilities have been closed due to the current health emergency.
The Board of Trustees Telephone Conference Call Committee has been operating a weekly Telephone Conference Call meeting for the last 6 years. With the approval of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the committee has volunteered to hold daily meetings. Accordingly, there will be a telephone conference call meeting every day of the week at 9:00 PM New York Time, which is GMT -4, lasting for 2 hours. These will meetings are designated as approved Gamblers Anonymous meetings. These meetings are scheduled to continue for a 2-week period, but may be extended additional weeks, if required.
Below are the details to call in for all the meetings.
|Day||Time||Call in number||Meeting Code||Email for information|
The telephone conference call platform we are using has local access telephone numbers for 74 different countries. If you are going to call from a foreign country, please use the appropriate email address to request the local calling numbers.
Other ways to get support during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Reach out to a sponsor / sponsees and other people in your recovery circle
- Connect with a place of worship
- Reach out to a therapist / counselor
- Get peer recovery support (Minnesota Recovery Connection is one place)
Our comment section is open to add any other resources you may feel helpful. Thanks.