Death toll going up, kids on spring break sobering up long enough to quit playing sardines on the beaches, the number of dead in Italy overwhelming the ability of authorities to dispose of them, restaurants and theaters closing down, can't go to work, we're down to a ramen noodle diet, and we're still running out of toilet paper! Just to throw another pork chop on the pig-pile, the church in which the Dragon Slayers Group of NA meets (met) has closed down all meetings. So now what do we do?
Adapt, improvise, overcome. Right now we are looking into Zoom for conference meets, and in my mind's eye I see circles of automobiles in otherwise deserted parking lots, the drivers speaking into their phones and saying, "God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can . . ."
Perhaps that will not be the solution, but if not that then something else. Remember: Addiction is a room with countless exits. All you need to do is be willing to try the doors.
DO NOT FORGET: Call others in the program, call your sponsor (if you don't have one, now is a choice time to go and get one on the phone!), read that literature, work those Steps, journal those feelings, and do not pick up. When the all-clear sounds, you want to be there to hear it.