Online Substance Use Support
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for substance users and people in recovery. For those of us who are most vulnerable, whatever the reason, we’re compiling resources that may help. We’ll continue to update this page with additional resources as the situation evolves.
Virtual Support Groups
Join by phone, web, or app:
People Who Need People
A support group designed for individuals who are new in the recovery process and are asking "what should I do now?". This group is offered by Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Hosted by Leslie Saunders
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-416-2522
A2A Support Group
A group for peers to help peers through the obstacles of addiction and recovery. This group is a judgement-free zone to help one another recover. This group is offered by Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Hosted by Megan Green
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
RSVP at email@example.com or 716-398-3907
Peer to Peer Wellness Wisdom
This is a group that not only offers support, it will assist in the development of coping skills so that we can learn to become more tolerant and resilient. In this time period, where we are facing constant changes daily to our personal and work lives developing tolerance of others and the world, we live in will help us to increase our personal resilience. Becoming resilient will assist us in being able to improve how we respond and deal with these constant changes. We will focus on developing our own personal WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans) where we can keep track of what our stressors are and what tools work best for those stressors. This group is a judgement-free zone to help one another recover. This group is offered by Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Hosted by Johanna Andujar & Cathie Campbell
Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-328-3640
Hope for Families
While the pandemic is active, families are in their homes without activities to keep their thinking moving towards recovery. The peer support group will provide support similar to the face to face groups to enable family members to voice their concerns and struggles. This is a peer run family support group for family members in a time of crisis. This group is offered by Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Hosted by Naomi Taylor
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
RSVP at email@example.com or 716-563-0078