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90 Affordable and Entertaining Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

If you’re stuck at home because of COVID-19, we’ve pulled together some free and enjoyable activities to keep you entertained and occupied.

The current coronavirus outbreak has us all stuck at home, wondering what to do next. For many of us in recovery, idle time is uncomfortable and we associate social distancing with isolation. Luckily, the internet is an amazing source of entertainment that can keep your mind stimulated and your need for social interaction satiated. If you’re stuck at home because of COVID-19, we’ve pulled together some mostly free and enjoyable recovery and more general activities to keep you entertained and occupied.

Online Recovery Meetings

Joining an online recovery meeting is a great way to feel connected in times of stress and not let your recovery program slip.

Smart Recovery

Nationwide organization offering free mutual-aid format support for people who struggle with all types of addictive behaviors

In the Rooms

In the Rooms is an online recovery community that offers a variety of meeting types for many types of addiction.

Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Directory of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings you can join by phone or online meeting link.

Al-Anon Electronic Meetings

Offering support for loved ones of those struggling with alcohol.

Unity Recovery Online Meetings

A recovery community organization offering free virtual recovery meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recovery Dharma Online Meeting Community

Recovery Dharma uses Buddhist principles and practices to heal the suffering of addiction.

Refuge Recovery Online Meetings

Another Buddhist-recovery organization.

Other Online Sources of Recovery Inspiration

XA Speakers

An online collection of 12-step recovery speakers.

Recovery Podcasts

There is a whole world of recovery podcasts out there — here are a few to check out.

Recovery Blogs

Many bloggers write regularly on their own recovery experience, here are a few of our favorites.

Other Interesting Stuff Streaming Online

Museum Tours from Around the World Online

A Twitter Thread about Musicals on YouTube

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cam

Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up ‘Nightly Met Opera Streams’

Watch Some NBA Teams Play on Twitch

The Mega-List of Things to Do at When Stuck at Home

Reddit user u/camp-void has built out a list of over 70 ideas of things to do when you’re stuck at home and need to decompress. The post now has a Google Doc which is expanding.

Ways To Hang Out With Friends (But Not In Person)

Games

Things to Watch

Things to Read

Things to Listen To

Cute and Fluffy

Comedy

Stress-relief Tools

For Kids

Crowdsourcing (thanks to u/Veekhr for these!)

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As Workit Health’s Head of Marketing, Kali Lux leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine. She’s interested in finding solutions that work for substance users better than drinking or drugging does, and believes Workit is one of them. She’s written extensively on her own experience through addiction into long-term recovery. You can connect with her on Twitter @kalireadsbooks.

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