Online AA Meetings Free at Ken Seeley Communities
With the advent of the pandemic, many people in recovery feel the loss of support. Social distancing caused many who relied on twelve-step meetings found themselves a little bit lost. But thanks to modern technology, online A.A. meetings, free of charge, are now in place.
A.A. and N.A. 12-step meetings have been a mainstay for the past 85 years. A.A. now serves about 2 million people around the world. Indeed, there are now over 125,000 A.A. groups in 180 countries. These have helped to provide the social support so central to many for a sustained recovery.
Communication and Recovery Online
Social connection has long been a core aspect of success in recovery. This concept was the basis for the co-founders who started A.A. They saw clearly that fellowship is a key aspect in staying sober. A sober lifestyle is due in large part to A.A. as a means to make new sober friendships.
Now with scarce warning, people in recovery at first found themselves without the meetings that have served them so well. It took a little time to create new platforms for 12-step meetings. This was so crucial during Covid, as many are now struggling with stress, triggers, and depression. The social distance piece of Covid has only added to the strife.
Twelve-step meetings are just one of a long list of actions that help people in recovery stay the course. Success is often improved by staying busy and productive, and staying in touch with others. After all, being bored and lonely are triggers for relapse.
Online A.A. meetings, free for those who join them, are available now using Zoom. This is so helpful, now more than ever. Zoom provides the perfect format to host online A.A. meetings. Now, those in recovery who desire some social time with a group can do that without getting into a car. While online A.A. meetings have been around for a while now, the Zoom platform is making them widely available.
How Zoom A.A. Meetings Work
The free Zoom video software allows up to 100 people to attend an A.A. meeting. The meetings can last up to 40 minutes in length. Most online A.A. meetings are using these free services and keeping the meetings within that time span. Even though the meetings lack the personal chatting provided by live in-person AA meetings online version must suffice. These give members much needed social time during such a stressful era.
Some might worry that online A.A. meetings couldn’t be a valid substitute for in-person group meetings. The reality, though, has laid many of those concerns to rest. The people in charge of hosting the online recovery meetings go to great lengths to provide active support between members. They also are also careful to ensure privacy. Members are coached how to increase privacy. These actions, such as by changing the user name or turning off the video feed, can help with this.
Online AA Meetings
People in recovery are finding the meetings to be very handy and helpful during Covid. With online meetings there at just about any hour, these can be a life saver. Many who are committed to staying sober are joining these meetings often.
No matter where you are in your journey, attending A.A. or N.A. meetings will be a helpful tool in recovery. Whether you attend daily meetings or one meeting a month, a recovery group offers something for every member.
Being accountability to the group or a sponsor can help deter relapse. These also offer support for someone after they slip and need to start over. The core A.A. concepts can be practiced over a Zoom platform for the time being. It is very helpful to have these online resources.
Other Online Zoom-Based Recovery Services
Twelve step meetings are not the only way that Zoom is helping the recovery field. With outpatient services halted in some regions, rehab programs are using Zoom. They can provide tele-mental health services such as therapy. Having outpatient services there during the time of Covid is a huge gift to those in need of substance use treatment.
As we hear each day about the data surrounding new Covid case counts and deaths, it is key to maintain vital social connections. This includes those that can be nurtured through online A.A. meetings. This is a free tool that can truly make a difference in staying sober or not.. Make full use of the Zoom platforms by meeting up online for support and friendship during this stressful time.
Online Recovery Meeting
We will be hosting meetings at 3pm PST, 7 days a week.
To join the meeting, Click on the link below follow the instructions and join us!
Zoom is an online group meeting host. If you have any questions please give a call at (855) 945-1289.
Weekly Online Recovery Meetings
If you would like to add a meeting please send an email with your meeting type, meeting name and meeting time to email@example.com
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Ken Seeley Communities Offers Online A.A. Meetings Free, of Course
Ken Seeley Communities is a recovery complex offering the spectrum of treatment options in Palm Springs. KSC offers the complete range of care, including interventionist services, medically monitored detox, outpatient rehab, residential treatment, and supportive housing. Ken Seeley Communities partners with clients from the first step of the recovery journey onward.
During Covid our residential program is still accepting clients. The outpatient services, though, have shifted over to online therapy. Adding the daily online A.A. meetings during Covid offers yet another recovery service for our clients. Please see the weekly schedule of meetings here. You will find a wide range of themes and options for remaining engaged with support groups during Covid. For any questions about our program, please contact Ken Seeley Communities today at (877) 774-0502.