AA says despite many being in isolation, its members will also not go without support. The network is going virtual, and it’s encouraging anyone who usually attends an in-person AA meeting to continue taking part by phone or online. Click here to find online meeting options.
In Massachusetts, the Boston Medical Center has also put together a webpage to continue supporting residents with substance use disorders. Click here for more.
Chief Medical Officer for Recovery Centers of America Dr. Heidi Ginter told WBZ NewsRadio if you’re having a tough time, the best thing you can do is pick up the phone, or log on, and ask for help. There are also some at-home activities that can help in times of distress.
“A lot of good self-care items that people have on their waitlist are finally being able to be taken off and actually accomplished,” Dr. Ginter said. “Things like starting a gratitude practice, or starting a meditation practice, getting into more mindfulness.”
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