Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many addicts are struggling to find the help they get from meetings while under these special circumstances. Even without the requirements of staying home or having to quarantine, going out and being around groups of people may not be the best idea for individuals who are susceptible to getting sick. Regardless of the reason, it is important for members of 12-step fellowships to continue attending meetings as regularly and often as possible.
- Types of virtual 12 step meetings
- Here is a list of online/virtual 12 step meetings by program:
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA or ACOA)
- Clutterers Anonymous (CLA)
- Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
- Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
- Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
- Debtors Anonymous (DA)
- Emotions Anonymous (EA)
- Families Anonymous (FA)
- Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)
- Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA)
- Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
- Heroin Anonymous (HA)
- Marijuana Anonymous (MA)
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)
- Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
- Pills Anonymous (PA)
- Racists Anonymous (RA)
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
- Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
- Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)
- Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
- Underearners Anonymous (UA)
- Workaholics Anonymous (WA)
- Why online meetings are important
Types of virtual 12 step meetings
Thankfully, there are solutions to these problems. The virtual meetings that are taking place online or on the phone allow A 12 step program includes 12 steps of recovery to help those struggling with substance addictions or behavioral addictions. The 12 steps are also used in programs dedicated to helping loved ones of addicts. 12 step programs include 12 step meetings where members go to share their experience strengt... More members to still share their experiences, strengths and hopes and continue to recover in the comfort of their own home. Similar to in-person meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous and all the 12 step groups modeled after it, protect the anonymity of its members. Members are forbidden from disclosing the identity of other addicts to outside sources or identifying themselves with the group on any form of public media. The idea behind this is to focus on the... More remains and these virtual meetings are set in place to allow a safe meeting ground for addicts in The process by which addicts attempt to break the hold a certain substance or behavior has on their lives. This can refer to participation in a wide variety of methods. What they all have in common, is a sense that life is improving and the addict is regaining control. More.
Some of these meetings can occur on the telephone, Zoom, social media and more. Whatever is the most comfortable way for members to reach out to one another, finding these meeting grounds is crucial to recovery.
Here is a list of online/virtual 12 step meetings by This refers to any official course of treatment for addiction. This could be anything from in-patient facilities, to 12-step programs to harm-reduction programs. More:
Information on how to create an AA holds regular meetings of various types to support the recovery of its members from alcoholism. In these meetings, members read relevant literature and share thoughts on their recovery. These events are designed to provide the social glue reinforcing recovery. and virtual meetings already taking place are available online.
See our guide on how to find an AA meeting near you.
Virtual, telephone and registered audio meetings are available here.
Online, telephone, chat and other meeting format types are available here. Alateens are welcome to A group designed for friends and family of alcoholics. Using the 12-step program as adapted to this purpose, it helps affected individuals deal with the consequences of addiction while supporting the addict in their lives. More meetings if no A group established in order to assist younger friends and families of alcoholics deal with the consequences of addiction. It is designed to help youngsters love the addict in their lives without supporting the drinking habit and to remind them that they are not to blame for the situation. More meetings are available.
Conference telephone meetings and virtual meetings are available here.
Recurring virtual meetings and topic meetings are available here.
Information on how to create meetings or finding existing meetings can be located here.
A list of meetings that are available online can be found here.
Phone meetings are available as well but virtual meetings can be found here.
Along with face-to-face meetings, telephone and virtual meetings can be found here.
The annual telephone conference is available, as well as temporarily scheduled meetings and regularly scheduled meetings which can be found here.
Virtual and telephone meetings are available here.
Finding telephone meetings or conference video meetings can be found here.
Separate links to face-to-face, online, virtual and phone meetings can be found here.
The list of face-to-face meetings has been updated, but there are virtual zoom meetings and approved GA phone meetings available here.
Virtual meetings can be found hare, where Gam-A-Teen members can also join here.
An organized list including the zoom links for all virtual meetings can be found here.
A list of phone meetings, in-person meetings and virtual meetings is available here.
Zoom and Skype meetings are listed along with passwords for members to log into meetings here.
Virtual meetings can be found with a contact email to get into a meeting can be found here.
The organization has listed official and unofficial meetings here.
There are no face-to-face meetings available but information on how to find online meetings can be found here.
Pills Anonymous (PA)
Finding virtual meetings and still searching in the local area can be found here.
Meetings are available for newcomers as well as ongoing meetings which can be found here.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
Telephone, Zoom and Skype meetings are available online for all meetings and are listed here.
Telephone and Voice over Internet options are available for these meetings with numbers and times listed here.
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)
The official website allows members to choose their location, but all virtual or telephone meetings are accessible to every An individual who attends 12-step program meetings and has the desire to overcome addiction. More and can be found here.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)
Telephone and Zoom meetings along with scheduled times for members can be found here.
Underearners Anonymous (UA)
A list of video and telephone meetings can be located here.
Workaholics Anonymous (WA)
Some face-to-face meetings have been suspended, so a list of online meetings varying by location can be found here.
Why online meetings are important
For individuals in recovery, missing a meeting can be detrimental to the recovery process. Fortunately, many 12-step fellowships have developed ways to hold virtual meetings, telephone meetings and conference meetings to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to still attend meetings no matter where they are located.