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Recovery Alliance Duluth offering virtual addiction support services

Updated: April 08, 2020 05:46 PM

Recovery community organizations are finding ways to help those struggling with addiction during this pandemic.

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Recovery Alliance Duluth is one of them. They have switched to offering their free services from in person to online and via phone to continue supporting those struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

They say they want to continue to be an important and helpful resource for those who need it in the community.

"We focus on providing support to people who need to sustain recovery. For some people it goes beyond sustaining recovery. We are interacting to engage with them in a new found recovery in this time," said Beth Elstad, the executive director for Recovery Alliance Duluth.

Elstad said Recovery Alliance Duluth is peer driven and has a non-clinical approach. It connects people seeking recovery to peers who have walked a similar path and are trained to help through peer-to-peer recovery support. She says they are trying to be innovative in providing services to as many people as they can.

Elstad acknowledged that they have been spending a lot of time on the phone talking with those who need support and says they are grateful for this technology that allows them to continue offering these services.

The organization can be reached via email at hello@recoveryallianceduluth.org, also on Facebook and by calling their 24/7 phone line at 218-576-6005.

Once they are able to offer their services in person, they will be doing that at their new location at the Damiano Center.

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