People in recovery usually have many meaningful connections with others. Now we are in Level 2, you may be looking to reconnect with people who can support you.
Try these things to reconnect, and stay connected, during this time.
During Level 2, you may want to start seeing people you care about in person. This could be a nice time to reconnect with supportive friends and whānau who you haven’t seen for a while.
Be intentional - you can choose who you want to connect with. Connect with people who are supportive and help your wellbeing. Remember, under Level 2, gatherings are limited to groups of 10.
Try these things with supportive friends or family:
Many alcohol and other drug services are still supporting people over this time. Call the alcohol and drug helpline 0800 787 797 or contact your local alcohol and other drug service to find out what support they provide.
Needle exchanges remain open. Click here for the opening hours in your area.
AA and NA are using Zoom to meet. Click here for the meeting timetable and links:
Living Sober is an online community of fellow New Zealander’s supporting each other in alcohol recovery and you can join for free here.
Methamphetamine help is also available.
This is an opportunity to pause. You’ve been through changes in your life, and this is another opportunity to ground yourself in what’s important to you.
Remember to be gentle with yourself and to keep a healthy lifestyle.
Try these things:
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