Genius Recovery is an educational platform, providing education, resources, and connection to communities and treatments that have efficacy.

These are addiction related resources for addicts and families during Shelter In Place & COVID-19. The goal of this comprehensive curated list is to provide content, context, and community.

You may already be hammered with “content.” What makes this list different is the Context around it. It’s a guide for what communities and communications are essential and easy to comprehend.

The best recovery advice we have right now, directly from Joe Polish, the founder of Genius Recovery Foundation, is to start by reading the OPEN LETTER  from Joe Polish on this site, and then get and stay connected. Attend virtual meetings, show up, get a sponsor, and do the work.

All over the world, free 12 step groups are the way to freedom from addiction. Please use utilize the list below and connect to the online community that best fits your situation.

Online Meeting Options

“IN THE ROOMS® – A Global Recovery Community, Sign Up then Join A Meeting

Celebrate Recovey: A Christ-Centered 12 Step Program



WEConnect and

TEMPEST Bridge Club – a virtual, community-led support group currently open to any individuals who are interested in sobriety


Al-Anon Electronic Meetings

Cocaine Anonymous Meetings

Families Anonymous – For relatives and friends concerned about the use of drugs or related behavioral problems

Food Addicts Anonymous

LGBT Teetotalers – recurring social/support calls for folks who are queer, trans or questioning and sober, sober curious, or in any kind of recovery

LifeRing – Secular Recovery

Marijuana Anonymous Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings – always on chat and online meetings 2xs a Day for NA Members

Online Gamers Anonymous (OLGA) and OLG-Anon

Computer Gamers Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Meetings

SLAA Women’s Phone Group

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous


Buddhist Recovery


Online Meeting Options – International

Email Meeting Options

AAGals: Online Closed Email Meeting Group

AAMen: Online Closed Email Meeting Group

GROW: Grateful Recovering Online Women’s (GROW) Group of Alcoholics Anonymous

AAS2RWW – Alcoholics Anonymous with daily meetings based on the Steps, Traditions, Concepts and principles of Alcoholics Anonymous

KISS – Keep It Simple Sister

Lamplighters – email based online groups, separate groups for men and women

Chat Rooms

Soberistas – a worldwide community of friendly, non-judgmental people, all helping each other to kick the booze and stay sober 12 Step Online

Social Media Communities


COVID-19 Recovery Resources


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 National Parent Hotline: 1-855-427-2736 National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)