People in recovery may be used to having many meaningful connections with others. Staying at home in lockdown changes how available those connections are.
Try these things to stay connected with others while staying at home:
We are physically distant, but that doesn’t have to be socially distant. Make a list of supportive people that you want to be connected with while we are staying at home. This could be a great time to reconnect with old supportive friends that you haven’t seen in a while.
Be intentional, you can choose who you want to connect with. Connect with people who are supportive and help your wellbeing.
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 are open with reduced hours. 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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