COVID-19 & DDA

Just for today in DDA.

DDA is committed to taking precautions in the best interest of our staff and DDAers alike. DDA is offering the support to keep us all connected and safe in our recovery. On this page you will find useful tips on how to keep yourself cared for both physically and mentally. There are also instructions on how to access DDA meetings online, and phone numbers of support staff if you need to talk to someone.

Online SupportĀ Meetings

We will be hosting online/phone in DDA meetings with a service called Zoom. This can be easily accessed through the web browser on your phone or computer, or through the google play store/app store on iPhone. There is also a phone in number listed if you do not have access to the web.

Visit our ONLINE MEETING page for a full list of meetings. Click here to see online meetings.

Virtual Fun In Recovery

We are all missing the connections we are able to make during in-person meetings. DDA and Pacific University Occupational Therapy Graduate Students are hoping to bridge that gap through virtual fun in recovery events including art, movement and fellowship. For more information visit ddaconnect.wordpress.com

Support and Resources on Facebook

If you are in need of peer support please reach out to us on our Facebook chatroom and resource page and we will put you in contact with an outreach specialist that can help.

DDA chatroom and resource page

Mental Wellness Guidelines

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms.

Social Distancing Guidelines

The goal of social distancing is to limit exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses during a communicable disease outbreak. The following strategies may be useful in conducting social distancing:

  • Adhere to public health hygienic recommendations by washing your hands after touching commonly used items or coming into contact with someone who is sick.
    • Proper hand washing involves scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth and avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Practice proper coughing or sneezing etiquette.
  • Properly dispose of anything that comes in contact with your mouth such as tissues or plastic eating utensils.
  • Avoid coming in contact with individuals displaying symptoms of illness.
  • If working in close proximity to other individuals, attempt to keep a distance of approximately three feet from the nearest person while working.
  • Avoid congregating in large public venues such as theaters or sporting events.

Other Resources

Here is a compiled a list of community resources.

https://ddainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Community-Resources.pdf

DDA would like to express our concern for your safety, wellbeing and sobriety from all non-prescribed drugs. Stay safe and well!