AA meetings, addiction counseling move online as social-distancing guidelines limit group gatherings

KEY POINTS
  • With stay-at-home orders across the U.S., meetings and counseling sessions for those who struggle with addiction issues are now taking place online during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • These types of resources are more needed than ever, according to addiction groups, mental health counselors and individuals who struggle with substance abuse issues.
  • “I don’t know what I would have done if I had been in this situation when we didn’t have access to virtual meetings,” said a 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn, who attended a 1,000-person Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
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