For people battling alcoholism and other addictions, 12-step programs are a lifeline.
The human connection of meeting, sharing with and finding support in other people is crucial to the day-by-day process of recovery.
Saugatuck Congregational Church
and St. Luke’s Stables has not yet closed its doors to 12-step meetings. All groups are taking precautions, of course. [UPDATE: After this story was posted, word was received that St. Luke’s Stables has closed its meetings.]
If they do, getting together outdoors — keeping distance, of course — is Plan B. But even that is strongly discouraged.
Plan C is virtual meetings. Zoom licenses are available. Skype is another option. Group members should email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with technical issues.
The go-to source for meeting updates is a special Westport AA page on Facebook. Click here for information, including important phone numbers and resources.
[UPDATE] High Watch — the noted AA-based recovery center in Kent — is running 2 online meetings a day (noon and 7:30 pm). Click here for details.
Self-isolating can be difficult for anyone. For those with addiction issues, the peril is exponentially higher. AA members are doing all they can to provide support in these difficult times.