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How to Attend AA Meetings During Quarantine

Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Dealing with alcohol addiction is especially challenging during quarantine. Several treatment facilities are closed or have gone virtual. During quarantine, there are still opportunities out there to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

How Can I Find a Meeting Online?

First you should Browse the Directory of Online Meetings. This will walk you through the options for attending a virtual meeting. You can filter your results based on time, forum, or topic. In addition, you can search for a keyword that interests you or narrow with a keyword based on your location. 

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcohol Anonymous (AA) is a membership organization to help recovering alcoholics. It is founded on the belief that alcoholism is a disease that can be worked on through a 12 step process of mutual support. This process brings people together who have the desire to stop drinking.

Given the option for sponsorship, AA allows people who have completed the 12 steps to mentor those who are just starting off in recovery. It has proven efficacy, as demonstrated in several researched studies. The peer support model connects individuals with shared experiences.

Are There Other Treatments for Alcoholics?

Alcoholics Anonymous is considered one of many options for Peer Recovery Support Services. This can be done on its own or in conjunction with other treatment modalities including medication-assisted therapy and/or therapy more broadly. Individuals struggling with addiction should seek out all means possible for support.

Anyone in recovery can join Alcoholics Anonymous without a charge. The financial accessibility is a big draw during times of financial hardship. It is definitely a promising option to consider when seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.

Sometimes you have to experience the problem to understand the problem. Alcoholics Anonymous offers that kind of peer support. Creating community around healing is a great way to start the process of recovery.

Attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in quarantine can be an ideal way to stay connected and supported in recovery. With so many virtual meetings available, this is definitely an option to consider in conjunction with therapy. At Valiant Living, we are committed to fostering connection. We understand how to treat people suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. Sometimes that means pursuing outside support groups in addition to the services we offer. At our men-only facility located in the Denver area, we can help you make personal connections. Call us today to find out how we can help: (303) 952-5035.