We all need support

Recovery is a journey for anyone with substance use disorder as well as their peers, friends and family members. A person’s recovery is built on their own strengths, coping abilities and inherent values. It is a process that is supported by relationships with others in our social groups. These relationships can be a crucial factor in our long-term success.

Support for that recovery is available in various settings and groups. The goal of support is to keep individuals engaged in their recovery process through a shared understanding and experience with others in similar situations.

The four dimensions of recovery

SAMHSA identifies four major dimensions of recovery:


Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being


Conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society


Having a stable and safe place to live


Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope

Online Recovery Support Services and Resources

For those in recovery, regular fellowship is an important part of the recovery journey. Online meetings and other types of support are available and included below. This list is not comprehensive. It’s intended as a starting place. Support services are provided through a variety of groups, providers, schools, churches and more in communities across the state.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today offers tips for coping with the COVID crisis, how to talk to your children, reducing stress, linking to therapists and more.  Visit Psychologytoday.com/us

DBSA Online Support Group

The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers online support group options on their website. Learn more at supportgroupscentral.com .

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous offers online groups as part of a growing community of motivated individuals supporting one another in recovery. There are also AA speakers and more on YouTube and AASpeaker.com.

Parents Helping Parents

Virtual Chapter meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., as well as access to previous meetings. For more information visit Parentshelpingparents.info/

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group (now with more than 20,000 subscribers from around the world) is a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences. Visit ADAA.org/

Mental Health America

Mental Health America has its own support community through Inspire which enables individuals to connect on a variety of issues and topics related to mental health. Visit mhanational.org/


NAMI offers links to online support groups and classes for parents and families. Click here to be connected to their listings. For more information visit Namioklahoma.org/


Electronic Al-Anon meetings are held online and over the phone. Electronic meeting formats include: Phone, Email, Chat, Blog, Bulletin Board, Instant Messaging (Skype, WhatsApp, Discord, etc.), Web Conferencing (Zoom, WebEx, etc.) and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).


WebMD’s Mental Health Message Board, can provide you with encouragement from others — even people you don’t know. For general information about COVID, behavioral illness and video resources, visit www.webmd.com

NA Recovery – Narcotics Anonymous Chat and Online

Online NA meetings and Narcotics Anonymous chat room for people seeking freedom from addiction. Virtual meetings use a variety of platforms and media including Bluejeans, Zoom, Skype and phones.

12 Step

12Step.org provides listings and links to websites that have online meetings, telephone meetings or text chat that are targeted for recovery.

In The Rooms

IntheRooms.com has up to 130 online video mental health and addiction recovery support groups daily.

OCARTA online Recovery Meetings

“All Recovery Meeting” daily at 12pm for OKC and throughout Oklahoma. Zoom link

DBSA Oklahoma Chapter Online Support Group

Wednesdays at 12pm via Zoom. Email office@dbsaok.org for more information.


By viewing addiction as a disease and showing empathy, more people will seek treatment and fewer will die. Visit Shatterproof.org