Sanford Behavioral Health’s use of telehealth to continue providing virtual treatment services and recovery resources receives favorable reviews from many clients, even in the aftermath of the pandemic. Individuals who choose virtual connection express gratitude for the groups and individual services we provide. In addition, our clients say they look forward to telehealth sessions to connect with others and gain emotional support for their recovery.
Virtual treatment or telehealth is one of the only silver linings during the dark cloud of the pandemic. Telehealth allows our patients to adhere to health and other mitigating requirements while continuing to receive treatment and the benefits of connection to the Sanford community. Indeed, our expanded telehealth programs are ongoing for the foreseeable future.
Virtual Recovery Resources
Long before “alone together” became a hashtag, Sanford provided online resources to assist those with difficulty attending in-person meetings. Lists of online resources such as online meetings, apps, podcasts, and other recovery resources have always been a regular part of continuing care planning for clients and their families at Sanford Behavioral Health. This article is designed to share available resources for support and education for persons in recovery.
The Sanford Library of Virtual Recovery Resources
For Substance Use Disorders:
The same evidence-based programs in the safety and comfort of home. They are incorporating real-time programs for clients, alums, and their families.
Like all Al‑Anon meetings, electronic meetings offer help and hope to anyone affected by alcoholism, primarily for those living with a family member or friend who has a substance use disorder.
Narcotics Anonymous members’ forum and recovery chat room feature voice, Skype, and text meetings connecting people to virtual recovery worldwide.
The message board, chat room, online meetings, and online library support Smart Recovery.
Phone and online meetings and workshops.
Online virtual recovery resources supporting a wide range of 12-step and non-12-step meetings and community activities.
Listing of daily online meetings – Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction.
Online meetings for parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, significant others, other family members, and friends of those with a suspected or former drug problem.
Listing of online meetings – an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support.
Online 12-step meetings – recovery happens in the community.
A free APP that connects you with other sober people. Available in mobile APP stores.
We Also Recommend
Sanford’s long-standing online resource for articles on recovery stories, the science of addiction, and more.
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States.
Sober Nation provides valuable resources for individuals through blogs, articles, videos, and sober stories.
Reach Out Recovery
Provides addiction education, information, and support for healthy living.
National websites provide the latest research and education on mental health and addiction. Also, check out NIDA’s director, Nora Volkow, MD, as she demonstrates how drug addiction is a disease of the human brain.
The Bubble Hour
Busy Living Sober
The Addicted Mind Podcast
ODAAT Chat Podcast
The Sober Guy Podcast
Breaking Free: Your Recovery, Your Way
A Sober Girl’s Guide
Recovery Happy Hour
Twelve-Step Companion App
Inspirations: Daily Meditations for Persons in Recovery
Turn-Addiction and Recovery
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Good, Old-Fashioned Addiction/Recovery Books:
Dr. Flores’s Recommended Reading for 2022 by Dr. Anna Flores, DCN, MSN, CNSc
Broken by William Cope Moyers
The Recovery Book by Al Mooney
First Year Sobriety by Guy Kettelhack
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison
Clean by David Sheff
Her Best Kept Secret by Gabrielle Glaser
Guts by Kristen Johnston
Running With Sissors by Augusten Burroughs
Lit by Mary Karr
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Addiction and Grace by Gerald G. May
Passages through Recovery by Terrence T. Gorski
Terry: My Daughter’s Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism by George McGovern
Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man by Bill Clegg
Navigating Grace by Jeff Jay
Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola
Nothing Good Can Come From This by Kristie Coulter
If you are seeking some good recovery-themed music, check out this extensive list on the William White website:
Recovery-themed music – recommended by William White
OCD and Related Disorders Resources
At Sanford Behavioral Health, we try to stay current, but our resource recommendations are not comprehensive, nor do they substitute for therapy. The online recovery community is a wonderful movement changing how we view addiction, connection, and recovery. Here is hoping this list provides encouragement and help during challenging times and beyond!
Disclaimer: Inclusion or mention of a resource does not imply endorsement by Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers. Sanford provides the information herein “as is” without warranties of any kind. Sanford makes no representations, including without limitation warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or fitness for any purpose or any link to information contained on other sites, nor is Sanford liable to the user for any damage whatsoever.