LDS Addiction Recovery Support During COVID-19

LDS Addiction Recovery Support During COVID-19

“Satan doesn’t win when he can get us to cross the line but when he convinces us that there is no way back.”
–Brad Wilcox
THE CONTINUOUS ATONEMENT

“Social Distancing” and Addiction Recovery

A few weeks ago, none of us had even heard of COVID-19. It would have been nearly impossible to predict the profound changes to our society and our personal lives that would be caused by this pandemic.

As a recovering alcoholic, I can tell you from my own experience… stay-at-home mandates, temporary business closures, and “social distancing” suggestions are almost enough to drive a guy to drink! Definitely not the ideal situation for those of us who suffer from addiction.

For many addicts (including me), self-isolation is how our addiction manifests itself. As with many LDS addicts, I was a “closet drunk”. I’d white-knuckle my way through the day and then I’d go home, hide in my “man-cave”, and drink heavily. In my case, being alone is a huge trigger. “Social distancing” is not a good choice for me, and it probably isn’t for you either. While viagra apotheke gгјnstig english dialog essay example https://eventorum.puc.edu/usarx/how-many-viagra-per-month/82/ dissertation topics in leadership in the scientific method when do you develop a hypothesis https://nebraskaortho.com/docmed/long-before-should-you-take-viagra/73/ dissertation ideas psychology autism https://zacharyelementary.org/presentation/a-synthesis-essay-example/30/ go to site an economic valuation of biodiversity thesis los capos de mexico el club del viagra essays for children on animals https://tffa.org/businessplan/essay-on-post-box/70/ follow url https://smartfin.org/science/cialis-finasteride-propecia/12/ get link do my homework question xm viagra commercial sales monitoring system thesis documentation urdu essay in urdu language commander viagra en ligne canada https://raseproject.org/treat/cialis-waverly/97/ ap biology essays cell respiration social work thesis pdf introduction assignment https://smartfin.org/science/levitra-y-el-corazon/12/ source viagra safe alternatives source site source link example of a narrative essay in apa format follow link physical distancing is absolutely essential with COVID-19, it is even more essential to maintain a social closeness with the people and things who support our recovery.

I’ve been sober for well over 2 years now, and am relatively confident in my ability to maintain my sobriety. However, I’ve definitely had my moments lately (see my recent post “God’s Fingerprints“). Living in the age of Coronavirus has reminded me of the importance of understanding Step 1–By myself, I am powerless to overcome my addiction, which makes my life unmanageable. (Click here to learn more about the 12 steps of Addiction Recovery)

Christ loves the lost sheep and yearns to celebrate the return of the prodigal son or daughter.

There are few places on this earth where you can feel God’s love for his children any stronger than at these meetings. I’ve made some dear friends here. I feel compassion for them and understand like never before what Christ-like love is. My concern about their well-being motivates me to do all I can to help them in their recovery efforts.

As a facilitator for the Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was thrilled to receive some exciting news. Until we can do in-person meetings again, the Ogden-area LDS Addiction Recovery Program (and other area meetings world-wide) have made available on-line and phone-in options for addiction recovery support.

Using video conferencing and telephone call-in technology we can once again share our stories and testimonies. As a group, we will study the gospel concepts that support our recovery. I am posting this page to provide details on how to access these online ARP meetings.

Reminder: To maintain anonymity and to make these meetings a safe place to share, we use FIRST NAMES only. When logging in and when interacting during the meetings, please use ONLY your first name.


Video Conferencing

From your computer web-browser

To use this option from your computer (webcam or microphone required), go to the Webex “Join a Meeting” page (click here). Then enter the 9-digit meeting ID number (see listing below) for the group you’d like to join. When prompted for the password, enter “recovery” (without quotation marks). This will take you to a meeting information page where you can click the “Join Meeting” button to enter the meeting.


From your smart-phone or tablet

To participate via your smart-phone or tablet, go to your app store and install the “Cisco Webex Meetings” app. Open the app, follow the directions for registering for your free account, and click the “Join Meeting” button. Enter the 9-digit meeting ID number and use the password “recovery” (without quotation marks) when prompted.


Telephone Call-in

If you prefer to do a voice-only telephone call-in (or if your computer does not support webcam video conferencing), dial 1-415-655-0003. When prompted enter the 9-digit meeting access code for the group/meeting you want (see listing below) and press the # key twice.

Remember to use your first name only when calling in.


Ogden-Area Addiction Recovery Program Temporary Phone/Video Meeting Information:


Tuesday Evening

General Addiction
3755 Porter Ave – Ogden, Utah, UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Tuesday 7:30 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 268 477 483
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID # 268 477 483
Webex Password “recovery”


Wednesday Afternoon

General Addiction, 15th & Washington – General Addiction
Ogden, Utah , UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Wednesday 12:00 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 262 587 046
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID # 968 453 079
Webex Password “recovery”


Wednesday Evening

General Addiction, Rocky Mtn Jr High Seminary – General Addiction
West Haven, UT, 84401, UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Wednesday 7:30 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 967 452 376
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID # 967 452 376
Webex Password “recovery”


Thursday Evening

General Addiction, 15th & Washington – General Addiction
Ogden, Utah , UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Thursday 7:30 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 260 542 243
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID # 968 453 079
Webex Password “recovery”

General Addiction Weber High Seminary – General Addiction
Pleasant View Utah 84414-1496, UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Thursday 7:30 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 269 568 984
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID # 269 568 984
Webex Password “recovery”


Sunday Evening

General Addiction Weber High Seminary – General Addiction
Pleasant View Utah 84414-1496, UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Sunday 7:30 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 146 948 1976
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID # 146 948 1976
Webex Password “recovery”

General Addiction, Ogden High Seminary – General Addiction
Ogden Utah 84403-0402, UNITED STATES
(In-Person temporarily suspended)

Sunday 7:30 pm MDT
–Those who Struggle with Addiction
–Men and Women
–English

Phone Call-in:
1-415-655-0003
Access code 961 189 190
Phone meeting. Please announce first name only upon entry

Video Conferencing (Webex):
Meeting ID #961 189 190
Webex Password “recovery”


There are literally hundreds of ARP meetings every week (nearly 300 weekly call-in/teleconference meetings currently listed just in the United States and Canada). Some are for general addiction recovery, others are more specific to particular addiction issues. In addition to the “co-ed” meetings, there are men-only and women-only meetings. You will find separate family-support meetings for those with addicted loved ones. There are also meetings available every day of the week, and at different times of the day.


If the Ogden-area meetings listed on this page are not a good match for your particular needs or schedule, please go to the “Find a Meeting” page for church-wide listings. Click on the “phone meetings” radio button, enter your location (city or zip code), and explore the options.

“The Atonement of Jesus Christ does not just provide a way to clean up messes; it provides the purpose and desire to avoid making more messes. The Atonement doesn’t allow us to ignore our appetites or pretend they don’t matter, but to educate and elevate them.”
–Brad Wilcox
THE CONTINUOUS ATONEMENT

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Husband. Father. Grandfather. Uncle. Son. Pro Musician. Artist. Pro Driver. Mormon. And...recovering alcoholic. Now as a professional Addiction Peer Support Specialist, I share my story at ChangeOfHeart.LIFE, facilitate 12-step meetings for the LDS Addiction Recovery Program, and work for Davis Behavioral Health at their Addiction Treatment Receiving Center.


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