Information about virtual AA meetings, online addiction support during COVID-19
There are many virtual options now in place for individuals who need help and support for alcohol and controlled substance addictions. Use the links below to get connected with group meetings via Zoom and other online chat rooms where you can engage in safe, open discussions with others for additional recovery assistance resources.
MD Dept of Health: The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant societal stressor that can affect anyone who is in recovery, or seeking recovery. We encourage people in recovery to stay connected to treatment resources, even if their treatment/support/recovery programs are either closed or offering reduced support. This can be a very vulnerable time for people in recovery, as it is for those who are not.
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Other virtual meetings and support groups:
Online AA Meeting Schedule (Double-click to download this Excel spreadsheet)
Online NA Meeting Schedule
MD Mental Health is a new text initiative launched by the Maryland Department of Health. Texts sent will receive supportive mental health messages and reminders of immediate resources available. Texts, calls, and website chat will also link distressed individuals to a call specialist available 24/7. Phone numbers and more information provided on their site.
Annapolis Area Intergroup has volunteers available by phone to assist those in need. Some meetings are now being held in-person again with county guidelines issued. They are also updating their site regularly with online resources. Bookmark and check it daily to get the latest.
Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Recovery Support Services Program works with clients in substance abuse treatment and offer peer support group services at no cost. Peers try to stay current with local resources. More information and additional services provided on their site.
About Oasis: The Center for Mental Health
Oasis: The Center for Mental Health, located at 175 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, provides immediate access to mental health care for patients of all ages. Our team of specialists are available 6-days a week, 8am-9pm (Monday-Friday) and Saturdays from 9-4pm (NOTE: In-office visits and walk-in clinic have been temporarily suspended and the office is only scheduling telehealth video visits with providers due to concerns from the coronavirus outbreak).
Founded in 2004, the practice is equipped with a team of more than a dozen leading board-certified, licensed psychiatric professionals. We invite you to utilize our services to get critical support for a variety of mental health afflictions that could include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger and stress management, grief and loss, substance abuse and addiction counseling, bipolar disorder, behavioral problems, ADHD, mood disorders and much more. Need help? Request an appointment today