Virtual, Online, and Phone AA & NA Meetings

There are many options available to get to a meeting from anywhere whenever you need some support

A virtual Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting can be a lifesaver when you’re struggling or feeling low, whether you’re working a treatment program to get sober or managing your sobriety. There are many online AA and NA meetings from both local and national groups at all times of the day. There are also call-in phone meetings for those who can’t get onto a webcast. And, if you’re not comfortable with AA or NA, there are other programs like SMART Recovery online.

These virtual meetings are great options when you can’t get to an in-person AA or NA meeting near you, or there isn’t one available. You may be in between your regular individual or group therapy in your addiction treatment program, or away from home and can’t get to your usual support group. You don’t have to be in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to attend one of their meetings, they’re open to anyone.

Get the extra support you need any time you need it

An online AA or NA meeting can also be a great way to manage your recovery journey when triggers and stresses come up. If you’re in a group of people or with family for some occaison or holiday, you can just excuse yourself for a bit and find a quiet place to listen on your headphones discreetly to get a quick pick-me-up. Or you may be feeling alone and some community will help you feel connected and grounded.

It’s always good to listen to other people who are working their journeys, dealing with challenges, and finding gratitude to keep going. Like any AA or NA meeting, you don’t have to share in a virtual one. But, sometimes it helps just to say the words, “I’m an addict,” in a safe space of people who know what you’re going through.

The AA and NA community have a saying, “There’s no such thing as a bad meeting.” It’s really difficult to pick up and use after attending one and being reminded of why you’re on this recovery journey – and hearing that it really does work.

Virtual recovery resources at your fingertips

Check out our list below with resources for virtual AA and NA meetings from local, national, and even international groups. Some virtual meetings are open 24/7 so you can join any time. Some are specific to groups like women and LGBTQ+.

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