Welcome! Our online meeting schedule can be found below. In recovery, we seek to identify and abstain from compulsive internet use while also learning to use technology in a healthy, functional way. This can include attending online meetings or dialing into meetings by phone, in addition to attending in-person meetings in our area.
Meeting times are displayed in your local time zone. You can find the details for each meeting, including the video link and dial-in numbers by clicking on the meeting event in the calendar. Please note that you need a Zoom account to join. You can view our full weekly schedule by clicking “Day” on the top right and switching it to “Week”. Below the calendar is a full explanation of the color code. In addition to English, we also have meetings in French, Spanish, Russian, German, Dutch, Hebrew, Arabic, Polish, and Portuguese.
If you are new, we encourage to you try attending six meetings in a short time frame to see whether our program may be helpful to you. Each meeting is slightly different, and we are always happy to welcome newcomers. All meetings are completely free and anonymous. Please reach out if you have any trouble joining a meeting.
A guide to the meeting color code:
• Blue meetings are for internet and technology addicts, as well as for anyone exploring whether they might have a problem. Newcomers are happily welcome.
• Purple meetings are for internet and technology addicts, newcomers, and non-addicts interested in ITAA’s program of recovery from addiction. This can include friends, family, researchers, or journalists. Those who do not identify as internet and technology addicts may attend purple meetings as observers.
• Orange meetings are ITAA service meetings for discussing issues related to administration and service. They are open to any member of ITAA.
• Grey striped meetings are in a non-English language. Current non-English meetings include French, German, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Polish, and Portuguese.
How do meetings work?
If you will be joining a meeting for the first time, there’s no need to be nervous. Most of our meetings are very simple; each meeting has a chairperson who leads the meeting, and most meetings are one hour long. The chair and other volunteers read some opening statements, before we open the meeting for members to share. There is no requirement to share, and it’s okay to just listen. You can share how you are doing, introduce yourself and what brought you to ITAA, or ask questions. Unless requested by the member sharing, we do not offer suggestions or comments in response to other’s shares; we simply listen non-judgmentally. At the end of the hour, the meeting will end with some closing statements, after which members usually stay on the line to talk casually, ask questions, and exchange contact details.
Different meeting names
Many meetings on the calendar have unique names. This is a friendly way to help members distinguish the meetings from each other. Some meetings may have special formats, and you can hover over or click on a meeting to see the meeting details. If there are no meeting details, the meeting likely follows some version of the standard meeting script. Each meeting is independent and has a slightly different flavor—if you’re not sure which to join, you can try out a couple different meetings to see which ones resonate with you.
Our meetings have screen-sharing turned off and encryption turned on. Hosts are able to mute and remove any disruptive participants. If you are hosting a meeting, we suggest you read ITAA’s guide on how to prevent and respond to disruption.
Page last updated on October 21, 2023