COVID-19 is changing the way we learn, eat, exercise and cope in our daily lives. Below, resources have been added to assist during this challenging time.

Support Groups

Your Recovery is Important

Your recovery is important.

In an infectious disease outbreak, when social distancing and self-quarantine are needed to limit and control the spread of the disease,
continued social connectedness to maintain recovery are critically important. Virtual resources can and should be used during this time.

Below are some resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. There are also resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.


The Doorway is a new program that is changing how New Hampshire helps people with opioid use disorder (OUD) or other substance use disorders (SUD).  There are nine Doorway locations, providing single points of entry for poeple seeking help for substance use, whether they need treatment, support, or resources for prevention and awareness.  The regional Doorways ensure that help is always less than an hour way.  In addition, 24/7 access to services is also available by dialing 211.

Virtual Recovery Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous: Offers online support
Cocaine Anonymous: Offers online support and services
LifeRing: LifeRing Secular Recovery offers online support
In The Rooms – Online Recovery Meetings: Provides online support through live meetings and discussion groups
Marijuana Anonymous: Offers virtual support
Narcotics Anonymous: Offers a variety of online and skype meeting options
Reddit Recovery: Offers a virtual hang out and support during recovery
Refuge Recovery: Provides online and virtual support
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery: Offers global community of mutual-support groups, forums including a chat room and message board
SoberCity: Offers an online support and recovery community
Sobergrid: Offers an online platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober
Soberistas: Provides a women-only international online recovery community
Sober Recovery: Provides an online forum for those in recovery and their friends and family
We Connect Recovery: Provides daily online recovery groups for those with substance use and mental illness
Unity Recovery + WEconnect + Alano Club: Providing daily virtual meeting for those in recovery and for their family members

Recovery and Support Resources

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine: Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide 

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation contains online support meetings, blogs, mobile apps, social media groups, and movie suggestions, including the online support community, The Daily Pledge and “Tips for Staying Connected and Safeguarding Your Addiction Recovery”

Shatterproof: “How I’m Coping with COVID-19 and Social Isolation as a Person in Long-Term Recovery” provides helpful suggestions

The Chopra Center: “Anxious About the Coronavirus? Here Are Eight Practical Tips on How to Stay Calm and Support Your Immune
System”

Helpful Resources – Hotlines

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
SMS (Español): “Hablanos” al 66746
TTY: 1-800-846-8517
Website (English): http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
Website (Español):
http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/espanol.aspx

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Toll-Free: 1-800-662-HELP (24/7/365 Treatment Referral
Information Service in English and español)
Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/nationalhelpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Toll-Free (English): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Website (English): http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Website (español): http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/gethelp/spanish.aspx

Treatment Locator Behavioral Health Treatment Services
Locator Website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/home
For help finding treatment 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
https://findtreatment.gov/

SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center
Toll-Free: 1-800-308-3515
Email: DTAC@samhsa.hhs.gov
Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/dtac

Note: Inclusion or mention of a resource in this fact sheet does not imply endorsement by the Center for Mental Health Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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