Local Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings turn to the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The stay at home order from California Governor Gavin Newsome which was issued on March 19, had a devastating effect on those working Twelve Step programs to achieve and maintain sobriety. Groups that are no longer able to congregate due to the Coronavirus outbreak scrambled to find a way to stay connect as well as provide a means for newcomers to join them.

They found it on the internet. While there have been numerous web-based recovery meetings for years, with so many people stuck at home the numbers have increased exponentially. The provider of choice appears to be Zoom, an internet teleconferencing company.

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