Capital District Recovery Center – 45 Colvin Ave – providing a safe and supportive space for people seeking recovery from addictions. 518.487.4617

COVID-19 Resources

Virtual “Room” Meetings by phone or ZOOM

National Resources

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Federal hotline offering referrals to local treatment and support services.
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meetings worldwide for people struggling with drugs. Directory of online meetings, using Zoom, Skype and other platforms.
  • SMART Recovery Abstinence-based international organization that uses a cognitive behavioral therapy tool kit. Has a directory of online meetings.
  • AA-Alcoholics Anonymous The worldwide 12-step abstinence program has extensive online resources.
  • Recovery Dharma This organization uses Buddhist practices and principles to support individuals in recovery. Directory of daily online meditations and meetings.
  • Women for Sobriety Dedicated to helping women recover from substance use disorders, with online gatherings.
  • LifeRing Organization focusing on practical, secular support, with online meetings.
  • Cocaine Anonymous Online International group offering online support through email and voice-only conference calls.
  • In the Rooms Clearinghouse of 30 online meetings offering supports with a variety of approaches to different substance use disorders.

There are many free apps available. Here are just a few:

  • Connections Evidence-based, multipurpose app to help track sobriety and connect with supportive peers and Addiction Policy Forum counselors.
  • I Am Sober Popular, well-regarded app for planning and maintaining recovery.
  • SoberGrid Large online sober-support community and peer counseling.

For Those Who Support People in Recovery

  • Nar-Anon Global support network for those affected by someone else’s addiction. Live chat and forum available.
  • Al-Anon Using a 12-step focus, this organization offers online and phone meetings for those whose friends and relatives struggle with alcohol use disorder, among other substances.
  • Families Anonymous Offers online 12-step meetings for family and friends with a loved one struggling with drugs, alcohol and related behavioral problems.
  • SMART Recovery Friends and Family This secular, cognitive behavioral-based program offers online meetings for families and friends of someone recovering from substance abuse.

Additional Resources

Albany Department of Mental Health COVID-19 Support Line
(518) 269-6634
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
7 days/week