If you or a loved one are in need of help in combating the disease of addiction, please see our Resources for Healing tab.
HOPE and HEALING During COVID-19 Outbreak – Online Meetings and other helpful resources
Upcoming livestream: “Immigration in the time of COVID-19” presents by A Faith that Does Justice
Event livestreams on May 13, 8:00 AM EST and can be viewed afterwards as well.
Upcoming virtual retreat: Weekend of May 15-17
“Live Online Retreat with Fr Tom: A retreat for friends and families of alcoholics and addicts, 12 step based” Presented by Innerlight Productions
Cost for attendance is $25. Click here to view schedule, get more information or register. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive confirmation. All events are “live” but can be viewed at your convenience.
Support is still available to those in need despite the restrictions on social gathering in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
We encourage all in need at this time – and those whose meetings have been temporarily suspended – to visit the following resources to find online meetings, phone meetings and even online chat functions to maintain support in recovery.
Social distancing is important in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but staying home is not always fun or easy. During these stressful times, it is more important than ever to take care of ourselves and those around us. CopeCode Club is a campaign that supports Boston youth in identifying healthy ways to cope with feelings that stressful situations like the COVID-19 response produce. Over the next several weeks, you will be invited to join others across the city in practicing positive coping skills from the comfort of your own home. Check out the challenge here!
SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
continues to offer its National Help Line for any in need of help! A great resource to find available services, especially during these difficult times.
SAMHSA National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
or find treatments online!
Other Helpful Online Recovery Tools:
Prevention, protection and safety for those in recovery during COVID-19
Sunday during Lent 2020 (temporarily suspended due to health concerns)
5pm Mass for Hope and Healing
St. Joseph Parish, Boston
Mass and prayer service for those struggling with addiction and their loved ones.
COVID-19:Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
NIH, April 6, 2020
Liturgy Series focuses on addiction recovery
Jaqueline Tetrault, Boston Pilot, 08/24/2018
Archdiocese hosts addiction recovery workshop
Mark Labbe, Boston Pilot, 11/3/2017
Brookline parish forum explores opiate crises
Mark Labbe, Boston Pilot, 3/11/2016