I find that addicts tend to be very resourceful people. During active addiction the things that we did to “get” what we needed and the lies that we told to hide it…sometimes were quite clever.
So when the pandemic hit we were very fortunate that the resourceful recovering addicts used the zoom platform to hold meetings. Many meetings are still held on zoom and are simply amazing.
The meetings are held all over the world. Some are at specific times and some are 24/7.
For me I love it because I don’t have to leave the house if I don’t want to. I can just hop on a meeting in my jammies with my coffee and listen.
For the new person or the for the person who struggles with knowing if they are an addict: I see it as a new way of letting them hear people who have experience in recovery and decide for themselves.
You do not have to speak or show your face on these meetings. You can just tune in and listen.
For me, it makes me proud to be in recovery. To see all of these people come together from all over the world and set up meetings so we can all heal together.