WhatsApp and Slack Groups

ITAA has both a WhatsApp group and a Slack group for our members to share experience, strength and hope. We post meeting reminders, share about our recovery, and request advice and phone calls from other members. We strictly uphold each other’s anonymity, and avoid posting profanity, urls, memes, gifs, or other triggering content. To join either of the groups, please send a message through our contact form with your first name and a short note explaining which group you’d like to join (of course, it’s fine to join both). If you would like to join the whatsapp group, please include your WhatsApp phone number in your email.

Here are our fellowship guidelines on using internet and technology as tools in our recovery.

Please note the following regarding Whatsapp:
• You must have a smartphone with a registered phone number.
• Your phone number (and any other information you include on your WhatsApp profile) will be visible to all other members of the WhatsApp group.
• It is free to use.
• It is encrypted.
• It allows text messaging and phone calls.

Please note the following regarding Slack:
You do not need to have a smartphone to register. You may join from either a computer or smartphone.
• Your personal information (phone number or email) will not be revealed.
• The platform is free to use with limitations, namely that the message history does not extend past 20,000 messages. We are currently registered on the free version.
• It allows for fine-grained notification controls.
• It is not encrypted.
• It allows text messaging and phone calls.

Not all of us choose to join these groups, as they can be compulsive for some of our members. If this is the case for you, we encourage you to attend a meeting and ask other members for their phone numbers and emails, so that you can be in touch directly for outreach.