It is difficult to ignore the looming feeling of uncertainty that COVID-19 has cast across the Nation. Between the news, social media and gossip among friends and family, it can feel impossible to escape the negativity. However, it is important to acknowledge what we do have: resources.
Over the past four months, the internet has been flooded with copious amounts of resources ranging from quarantine tips & tricks to how to make online telehealth appointments. To make things easier, we have complied most of the resources we shared into a single document. Check it out below!
Working from Home?
Most employers have asked their employees to work from home for the past few months. If you’ve never worked from home before, the transition to working remotely can be challenging. Check out the blog linked below to learn how to increase your productivity from home!
Feeling Anxious about COVID-19?
For many individuals, being surrounded by talk of COVID-19 on the news and social media can trigger feelings of anxiety or OCD. During times like this, your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Read the article below for some simple tips on maintaining your mental health.
Virtual Recovery Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) has generated an extensive list of virtual recovery resources. Check it out below! https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/virtual-recovery-resources.pdf
Recovery Movie Night
Need something new to watch? Try a recovery documentary! Check out the list below for some ideas or share your favorite recovery film in the comments! https://windwardway.com/blog/top-documentaries-addiction-recovery/
Tele-Mental Health Resources
Feeling stressed or anxious? Check out the list below to find a mental health resource that works for you!
- Community Center of Cape Cod
Telephone: (508) 477-7090
- Commonwealth Psychology
Telephone: (844) 437-7924
No MassHealth, no SUD-specific services
- Doctor on Demand
Doctor on Demand Customer Support: (800) 997-6196
- Massachusetts General Hospital Telehealth
General telehealth: (617) 724-2654
Outpatient psychiatry department: (617) 724-5600
Outpatient psychiatry service intake access line: (617) 724-7792
Telehealth availability varies by provider
- Well Connection
For patients with BCBS insurance, contact this number to find provider: (800) 821-1388
Telephone: (844) 437-7924
- Health Point Plus
General Representative telephone: (978) 515-CARE
Looking for a new recovery podcast?
Check out the blog below for eight great options! Which one are you listening to?
Online Recovery Resources
There is an unlimited amount of online resources that can help you maintain your recovery! Smart Recovery has resources for individuals and their family members who are struggling with substance use. Check out their online resources here: https://www.smartrecovery.org/
Looking for an app? Try the Connections app! You can use the app to track your sobriety, learn new recovery skills, connect with trained counselors and peers and journal daily about your recovery. Learn more here: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/connections-app
Exercise Recovery Resources
Utilizing exercise during recovery can come with several physical and mental benefits. Regular exercise can reduce stress, help insomnia, improve your mood, increase energy and strengthen your immune system. Staying indoors doesn’t mean you can’t exercise! There are several online workout classes that are offering free trials and deals so everyone can continue to work out from home.
The Phoenix, a recovery gym, will also be live streaming all their programming for the time being. Click the link to enroll in free online classes!
Want to learn more about the connection between exercise and recovery? Check out the article below!
Check out the Boston Bulldogs website for some virtual road races and events!
Kids home from school?
Practicing social isolation can be challenging with children home from school. Parents must provide around-the-clock entertainment on top of their usual household responsibilities. However, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids from going stir-crazy while giving yourself time to get things done. Check out the lists below for 125+ ways to keep the kids entertained!
Check out this bog on recovery & COVID-19!
Looking for an online AA meeting?
Check out https://westernmassaa.org/aa-meeting-schedules and scroll down to to the online resources at the bottom of the page!
Looking for an online NA meeting?
Check out the link below to find an online meeting that works for you!
Or, text 833-716-0080 your zip code and it will show you all current and upcoming NA zoom meetings in your area!
Looking for an online LGBTQ specific AA meeting?
A virtual awakening is a closed online AA meeting for women, trans, and non-binary people. The meetings include Recovery literature, speakers and open discussion. Meetings are held on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 8:30pm EST and Thursdays at 1:00pm EST.
Join the zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/i/4822208285
Need parenting resources?
Roger Williams college has put together an extensive list of parenting resources that can assist you in explaining COVID-19 to your child. Their website also includes information on tele-mental health resources and a list of educational websites, podcasts and YouTube channels for kids. https://www.williamjames.edu/community/resource-hub/parenting-resources.cfm
Recovery apps put substance use resources right in your pocket and provide around-the-clock access to support! Which one is your favorite?
Looking for something to inspire your recovery? Check out the blog below and read about ten recovery writers who inspire people every day!
You can also check out this list of twelve recovery blogs that cover a variety of topics on addiction!