How to Access Recovery Meetings During COVID-19

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.

 If you are experiencing a crisis, you can text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. Or visit crisistextline.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

If you are in the Greater Minneapolis Intergroup Chapter of AA, please find a list of alternative online meetings.

Audio/video meetings

Discussion/forums

Online meetings

Telephone meetings

Chat / text meetings

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Online meetings 

Telephone meetings

Al-Anon

Electronic meetings

Telephone meetings

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Online meetings

Phone/Zoom meetings

Gamblers Anonymous

Hotlines are available

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.

DayTimeCall in numberMeeting CodeEmail for information
Sunday9PM712-770-5338836083#Sunday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Monday9PM712-770-4925554671#Monday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Tuesday9PM712-770-4943253824#Tuesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Wednesday9PM712-770-4160611704#Wednesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Thursday9PM712-770-4981872853#Thursday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Friday9PM712-770-4996595094#Friday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Saturday9PM712-770-5335491301#Saturday9PMHelp@gmail.com

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.

Narcotics Anonymous

Online meetings

Over-eaters Anonymous

Online meetings

Telephone meetings

SAMHSA

Treatment finder


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.

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