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During COVID-19, many support group meetings in Berks County may be cancelled/temporarily suspended. We’ve put together a current list of support group meetings that can be joined online.
For directions on how to access the ZOOM video conferencing platform on your computer, tablet or phone, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (610) 373-6500.
The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry its message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help.
Zoom is being offered in direct response to the General Service Office’s letter to the fellowship which “suggests that groups that are unable to meet at their usual meeting places have begun to meet digitally; doing so in a sensible and helpful manner which allows the group to continue keeping the focus on our common welfare and primary purpose.”
Below is a list of Berks County AA Meetings that are currently providing ZOOM:
Alpha Group: Zoom meeting Sat 8 PM Mtg ID 861 792 229
Come As You Are Group: Zoom Meeting Sunday @ 7 PM Mtg ID 177 088 824
Freedom From Bondage: Zoom meeting Sunday @ 6:30 Mtg ID 257 363 394 (PW 144752)
Happy Hour: Zoom meeting M, W, F- 5:15 PM Mtg ID 111 632 565
Leesport Group: Zoom meeting Sat night room opens @ 9PM, contact Leesportaa@gmail.com for info.
Live & Let Live (LGBTQ): Zoom meeting Sun @ 7 PM Mtg ID 325 187 384
Monday, Wednesday & Friday AA Meeting: Zoom meeting every Mon, Wed, Fri @7:30 PM, Mtg ID 819 347 606. Password required: 809658
Wyomissing Group: Zoom meeting Thurs @ 8 PM, contact email@example.com for more info.
Women’s Courage To Change: Zoom Meeting Monday 6:30 PM Meet ID 357 377 581
For more information about AA and Reading Intergroup: http://www.readingberksintergroup.org/
Other On-Line AA Intergroup: On-line Meeting Listings as of 3/20/2020 (28 pages of them): http://aaintergroup.org/directory.php
Celebrate Recovery is working toward SAFE online Open Share meetings using the Zoom platform. Folks wanting to participate must be “invited” by the meeting host. Those who already were participating will automatically be invited. Anyone new who wishes to be invited should contact the host church and pass their contact information on so that they can move toward participation. To find out more, go to the Celebrate Recovery website (Celebraterecovery.com) and click the CRCR (Celebrate Recovery Crisis Response) link.
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to help each other relieve their common problem from substance abuse. Most meetings in Berks County are temporarily closed until further notice. If you think you may have a drug problem, reach out to the Berks NA 24 Hour Help Line: (610) 374-5944. Join a Berks-area NA ZOOM meeting by putting in the meeting ID # 293-843-1594. You can also call in by phone +1-929-205-6099. If you need any assistance with ZOOM, please contact the web chair Roxy M. 610-823-2430 ANYTIME.
In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities. For more information: https://www.intherooms.com/
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with one another that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. Marijuana Anonymous uses chat rooms, which are now open 24/7. Welcome all Newcomers! For more information, https://ma-online.org/
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led, grass-roots, democratically-structured organization. Their mission is to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles. Recovery Dharma Online organizes daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. For information on Berks county Recovery Dharma meetings, please visit: http://recoverydharma.online. You can also find information about Dharma Recovery on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RdgRecoveryDharma/)
SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. In free group discussion meetings, participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery. Many meetings across the country have been put on hiatus or have changed from in-person to online due to the concerns over COVID-19. SMART Recovery will remain fully operational at this time and will continue to support individuals and their family & friends with their recovery in the best way possible. For more information about online SMART Recovery Meetings visit: https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/
Join an Online SMART meeting on Wednesday’s from 6PM – 7:30PM. Any one interested please call (484) 516-5732.
How to get ZOOM
ZOOM is a video conferencing platform available to use on your smart phone or computer. To get Zoom on your phone – Go the App Store and download the Zoom app to your device. After downloading and installing, click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the 9-digit meeting code (and password, if needed). This will get you into the meeting directly or place you in a waiting room. If in a waiting room, the Host will ok your entry into the meeting. To join ZOOM on your computer – Go to https://zoom.us/join. Enter the meeting code and password, if needed. Click “download and run ZOOM” and follow directions to install. You can also “join from your browser” if you prefer not to download ZOOM.
Last updated 10:20 AM 4/2/20