For those who perhaps have particularly difficult challenges already - such as recovering alcoholics - a change in structure could be devastating.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings have been closed until further notice; however, if you're a family member looking for a way to help your loved ones, AA meetings can now be accessed online.
Sharing information on the alcoholics anonymous page, they wrote: "You can take advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world.
"In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.
"Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity."
For more information, look at https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Members/Coronavirus-News---