The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders and in recovery. No one needs to go without support. If you are in recovery or are struggling with a substance use disorder, below are several resources to help you stay supported, connected, and healthy. 


In case of a mental health or substance use emergency, MV Community Services Emergency Services team can be accessed 24/7 and 365 days a year. Our caring and trained professionals provide comprehensive and organized treatment of emergency care in times of psychiatric crisis.


SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Peer Recovery Support Center:

The MV Peer Recovery Support Center (PRSC), located at the Red House adjacent to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, serves as a safe place for those seeking help with their drug and alcohol addiction. Peers with lived-experience help to guide and support new members on their new journey in recovery. The PRSC and members of the recovery community work together to identify the needs of those struggling with the grip of addiction. The PRSC is not treatment facility or a 12 step club house or drop-in center, we encourage multiple paths of recovery.

The best way to reach the PRSC is by calling 508-693-2900, where you can reach any of our three staff members. They are also on Facebook as the Martha’s Vineyard Peer Recovery Support Center.  The PRSC is here to connect with and be a resource for the recovery community, and encourage people to please reach out with any questions, concerns, ideas, or comments! 


With social distancing and self-quarantine, continued social connectedness to maintain recovery are critically important. Below are a list of virtual meetings and support groups.

Early Bird Zoom meeting of AA
6:45am daily
Meeting ID: 715-126-3323
Meeting Password: 549345

DynamiCare Health is a telehealth recovery program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are offering a free recovery support meeting every day at 12 PM EST.

In the Rooms Global Recovery Community has developed alternatives to attending in-person meetings during this time of social-distancing and isolation. In The Rooms provides a healthy, convenient alternative to regular face-to-face meetings.

In The Rooms hosts video meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and many other recovery fellowships. Meetings take place all day long—just check out the live meeting list to find a meeting you’d like to attend.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) offer email, chat, audio, and forums meetings available in a variety of languages.

LifeRing is an abstinence based, secular, and self-empowered addiction recovery pathway through our meeting and support network. LifeRing offers online support.

Narcotics Anonymous is offering a variety of online and Skype meeting options.

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share experience, strength, and hope with one another to help to recover from marijuana addiction. Virtual support is available.

No one Walks Alone (NOWA) Support Groups

NOWA is a Peer Recovery Support Center and is offering virtual support groups.

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist inspired path to recovery from addiction. Refuge is providing online and virtual support meetings.

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery offers global community of mutual-support groups, forums including a chat room and message board.

SoberCity offers an online support and recovery community.

Sobergrid offiers an online platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober.

Tempest is an recovery community that offers free recovery meetings and peer support, plus a great blog filled with interesting stories and advice.

We Connect Recovery provides daily online recovery groups for those with substance use and mental illness


Below are a list of resources and supports to help stay connected and healthy.

Addiction Policy Forum has developed a research-based app to help manage and support recovery.

Hazelden Betty Ford offers virtual treatment programs, mental health care, family support, and recovery support.

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) has developed a Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide and has online and call-in options for peer, family, and clinical support.

Recovery Research Institute has compiled helpful links to a variety of digital recovery supports.

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. Shatter proof offers helpful suggestions on how to stay Supported, Connected, and Healthy During COVID-19, including 5 Great Podcasts About Addiction and Recovery.

The Chopra Center provides an integrative approach to total well-being through the awareness of physical, emotional, spiritual, relationships, and purposes and the related practices of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.