Excellent Advice! –
March 19, 2020 – Though the centers are primarily closing, the hotlines are still open. There are volunteers available to talk to you over the phone if you are having a difficult time. The beauty of the hotline is that, unlike with some friends or family, you don’t need to explain why you’re calling and there is no pressure to pretend you’re doing better than you are. The volunteers on these lines are prepared for whatever you’re dealing with, and know why you’re calling.
Call your sponsor regularly
This is an important time to stay in touch with your sponsor. If you’re not comfortable speaking to strangers on the hotline, keep your cell phone close and keep your sponsor on speed dial. If you are new to recovery and don’t yet have a sponsor, this is an important time to find one.