Happy Thanksgiving

Holidays, COVID-19, and Addiction Recovery: Now What?

First and foremost, we at Florida Center for Recovery would like to wish you and your loved ones a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Though the spirit of sharing and togetherness is an integral part of Thanksgiving, this year our holiday might need to look quite different, and that’s OK. Planning for small gatherings, simply gathering with family from the same household, and avoiding traveling are just a few actions that we can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For those in early recovery choosing sobriety is a daily decision. One that requires personal awareness, thoughtful preparation, and a strong support system. With the current restrictions in place surrounding COVID-19, recovering individuals are finding themselves feeling alone as connections with their support system have diminished or stopped altogether. Getting creative and becoming extra vigilant about prioritizing recovery can help those struggling to maintain sobriety through these difficult times.

If you are celebrating alone and would like to connect with family and friends during this Thanksgiving Holiday, Zoom is lifting its 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27. In addition, take advantage of online recovery resources. Many 12-step and other recovery groups are offering free virtual meetings that you can access from your smartphone or home computer. including:

The Token Shop Online AA Meetings

In The Rooms Global Recovery Community

Secular AA Online Meetings

Virtual NA


For those struggling with addiction, concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus shouldn’t prevent you from seeking help for an addiction to drugs or alcohol. At Florida Center for Recovery, we’ve taken aggressive precautions to ensure our campus remains free of infection and continues to offer the highest standard of care. For details about our detox and inpatient addiction treatment programs, please reach out to us at 800-643-4005, visit our treatment program’s page at or click on the link below to send us an email.

Florida Center for Recovery
Clinical Excellence & Compassionate Care in a Healing Environment
Providing Addiction & Mental Health Treatment Since 2002