Newtown Youth and Family Services

Substance Abuse


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  


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.”