West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute
West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute is currently working to collect online and virtual resources for recovery and related services during this COVID-19 outbreak.
Online Support Meetings
“Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program. ®”
Go to “Find a Meeting” and click on “Search Online Meetings”
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships.
“We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.”
Help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics
“In Al-Anon and Alateen, members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.”
Scroll down and Click on “FIND AN ELECTRONIC MEETING”
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking.
Narcotics Anonymous describes itself as a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues and is the second-largest 12-step organization.
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by their trust in the potential of each person to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. They believe that recovery means empowerment, and they support each member as partners walking the path of recovery together. Recovery Dharma uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. They believe that recovery in about finding inner wisdom and a person’s own path.
Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place is an interactive community platform that solicits, publishes, and archives written and audio-visual narratives of recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) in Appalachia and beyond. Movable enables individuals in recovery to share their stories, and the site allows those with SUD to read, react to, and be inspired by recovery narratives.
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who are in active addiction. Harm reduction does not encourage the use of drugs, but accepts that some people are not ready to start long-term recovery and promotes safety and reduction of disease and overdose by providing sterile supplies, STD testing, Naloxone, and community education.
For more information about harm reduction in Cabell County please visit the Cabell Huntington Health Department website.