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Telephone Meetings

NOTE:  If you are looking for a temporary phone meeting because your community meeting is closed due to COVID-19, click here.


RI members are welcome to attend Recovery International Telephone Meetings whether you are brand new to Cognitive Behavioral Training Method, or a long-time participant. 4-Step Telephone meetings also serve those who are unable to attend RI community-based meetings in person due to distance, illness or other challenges.


*ALL Meetings are accessed at participant’s own expense. Meeting times on schedule below are listed in the Eastern Time Zone. Adjust time to fit YOUR time zone. See below for meeting description*

Temporary Cancellations


  When Headquarters is notified of a telephone meeting cancellation in advance we will post the cancellation above. However, there may be last minute cancellations due to emergencies and technical difficulties that we may not be able to post in time. If you are unable to join a telephone meeting despite following the current schedule, adjusting to your time zone correctly, and using the accurate phone number and access code, it may indicate that the meeting has been canceled or there are technical difficulties. These are not permanent cancellations and your regularly scheduled meeting will resume once the cancellation date has passed.

Open Literature Meetings: 60 Minutes

Open to Everyone and for All Skill Levels:

No examples are given; rather these meetings focus on reading and discussing the works of Dr. Abraham A. Low; founder of Recovery, 1937. This meeting is also useful for people with visual impairment or are reading challenged.

Telephone Meeting Etiquette

Please follow the guidelines below on all telephone meetings

  • Arrive at the meeting on time.
  • Should you arrive late, do not interrupt the meeting; you will be given ample opportunity to announce yourself.
  • When entering any telephone meeting, press *6 on your phone to un-mute your line and announce yourself by first name & state.
  • Once you have announced yourself, mute your line by pressing *6 and remain muted until you are called upon or acknowledged by the leader.
  • When through speaking, please mute your line.
  • When un-muting your line, please wait a moment to make sure that you are not speaking over another person.
  • Should it become necessary for the leader to quiet the line more than twice, the meeting will be closed.
  • Questions will be addressed during the question portion of the meeting.
  • We do not allow cross talk on our meetings (Panel members interrupting the meeting by speaking out of turn to the leader or assistant leader or engaging in conversation with another panel member.)

Returnees & Current Community Meeting Attendees

If you are a RETURNEE to the Recovery International Method or CURRENTLY ATTEND COMMUNITY MEETINGS please follow the steps below to attend RI Telephone Meetings:

  • All interested parties must hold a current paid membership in Recovery International. If you do not hold a current paid membership you may sign up online, by sending a check to HQ, or calling HQ with a debit or credit card.
  • Anyone attending any of our telephone meetings is required to announce their first name and state to the leader. Should you be new to the phone meetings you may wish to check in as a listener until such time as you are comfortable enough to participate. Listening to a few meetings will give you an opportunity to become familiar with the structure and guidelines for Recovery International Telephone meetings.
  • Click the Meeting Materials section on the Resources Tab to download and print the  documents. Study these carefully, as they will serve as a refresher to the basic concepts and tools used in our Recovery International Meetings.
  • Once you have completed all the above you are welcome to attend the telephone meetings. Please e-mail to register and receive the telephone number and access code.

Introduction To The RI Method: 90 Minutes

Introduction to the RI Method Training Series

Newcomers attend a 6 week training course to learn the RI Self-Help Method through explanation, demonstration, and practice. Attendee participation is encouraged and meetings include a question and answer period. For further information or to register for the training series please email Gilda ( or phone Gilda (352-464-7232.) In either case please provide your full name, state or country, and contact phone number. Headquarters staff cannot give out this information

Members-Only Telephone Meetings

For new members who have successfully completed the six-week Introduction to RI Training Sessions and understand the basic RI Method. Supplemental meetings are also open to returnees or community meeting members who have fulfilled the basic requirements noted above. Members may attend as many Supplemental Meetings as they wish throughout the week. Participation with readings, examples, and spotting is required. If you are interested in attending Supplemental Meetings please e-mail Please provide your full name, state or country and phone number. You will receive a response within 1 business day of your request.

For members who are actively participating in RI Supplemental Meetings and have demonstrated a working knowledge and practice of the RI Method. Each member is allowed one Traditional Assigned Meeting and/or one Assigned Special Focus Meeting per week. It is required that you attend and fully participate on any Assigned Meeting a minimum of twice monthly. If you would like to join an Assigned Meeting, please e-mail Provide your full name, state or country and your phone number. You will receive a response within 1 business day of your request.

Utilizes the RI Method for members who are experiencing chronic health problems. Each member is allowed one Traditional Assigned Meeting and/or one Assigned Special Focus Meeting per week. It is required that you attend and fully participate on any Assigned Meeting a minimum of twice monthly. If you would like to join the Assigned RIPP Meeting, please e-mail Provide your full name, state or country, and your phone number. You will receive response within 1 business day of your request.


Online Meetings

Welcome to Recovery International’s Online Meetings. 

Read these steps to understand our registration process.

  • Enter your first name and your email address (do not forget to confirm your email address).
  • Scroll down to hit submit.
  • You will receive a confirmation email letting you know you are registered (if you don’t see the email in your inbox, be sure to check your junk/spam folder). The email will include the link that you will use the day of the meeting.


We understand that from time to time you may experience technical difficulties during, before, or after a meeting. Please give us feedback and we will try to quickly resolve any issues. As we know from our RI training, ‘we cannot control our outer environment’.

We want the Online Meeting space to feel safe and open to all people and to reflect the RI Method. As with ANY Recovery International meeting we follow these guidelines:

  • We do not use offensive language.
  • We don’t offer advice, criticize, judge, analyze or make negative comments.
  • We keep comments and spotting tools brief in order to have time for all to participate.
  • You will have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
  • We don’t discuss politics, sex, religion, or legal issues in our meetings.
  • We are not mental health experts or trained professionals. We are people who practice the RI self-help techniques. We don’t diagnose, comment or advise on diagnoses, treatment plans or medications.

Chat Meetings

Chat Meeting Schedule

Sunday — Noon Eastern (11 Central) — John — Structured Meeting

Sunday — 4 pm Eastern (3 pm Central) — Edel — Structured Meeting

Monday — 6 pm Eastern (5 pm Central) - John- Structured Meeting

Tuesday — 3pm Eastern (2 pm Central) — John — Moderated Meeting

Thursday — 2 pm Eastern ( 1pm Central)— Lynette — Moderated Chat

Friday — 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central) — Lisa — Structured Meeting

Saturday — 5 pm Eastern (4 pm Central) — Gus — Structured Meeting



**Please note this is the new Chat platform. click on link and you will be directed to the site.