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Virtual AA and NA meetings save lives, says Andre Johnson of Detroit Recovery Project

Andre Johnson, CEO of Detroit Recovery Project Inc.  (Photo provided)

Press play to listen to CEO Andre Johnson’s Health IQ interview with rolling out CEO Munson Steed about the effects that COVID-19 is having on the recovery community.

 

Andre Johnson is CEO of Detroit Recovery Project Inc., a multi-service agency that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community. His agency offers services such as 12-step support groups, housing assistance, employment assistance and counseling services, and it also oversees an ex-offender program that helps returning citizens successfully reintegrate into the Detroit community, with an aim of reducing recidivism and relapse.

Rolling out recently spoke with Johnson about the effects that the global pandemic is having on the recovery community. Topics included:

How the recovery community can effectively practice social distancing during the pandemic.

Online resources members of the recovery community can tap into in lieu of face-to-face congregation-style meetings, such as 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step Narcotics Anonymous meetings via ZOOM calls.

Alternative therapy, such as tele-help services.

Coping mechanisms and strategies recovering people can practice during these uncertain times.

Press play to listen to the interview. Johnson also lists social sites, phone numbers and more resources for people to reach out to if they’re in need of help.

Andre Johnson, CEO of Detroit Recovery Project Inc. (Photo provided)