Op-Ed: For An Alcoholic, Virtual Recovery Meetings Are Not Only Possible; They Have Some Advantages


By Chas F.

Original Source: latimes.com

Like everyone else, members of the recovery community in Los Angeles migrated quickly from traditional meetings in church halls and community centers to virtual “meetings” when coronavirus hit. But unlike for other groups, forced to hold book discussions remotely or go online for Pilates classes, the stakes were high.

Times of extreme stress can be life or death for a struggling addict or alcoholic, and meeting with others who are also trying to navigate sobriety is essential even in the best of times.

But the online shift was awkward at first. Meeting via telephone and laptop felt weird. Was I attending a meeting my…click here to continue reading