Resources for our recovery

There are so many helpful resources available to us on our sober journeys. I wanted to share this list for those who are interested.

Please note: I created this with alcohol recovery in mind and it is U.S. based as well. Over time, I have added in resources for some other addictions, but it is heavy with resources for alcohol recovery. Books and memoirs are ones I have read.

A link to a variety of resources

This article contains links to many different types of communities and resources, it is a very helpful resource.

(https://www.thetemper.com/sober-communities-beyond-traditional-aa/)

As a woman, this opinion piece resonated deeply for me and I come back to it often…

(https://www.hipsobriety.com/home/2017/7/12/why-we-need-to-do-away-with-ego-deflation-i-womens-recovery)

Support Groups / Community

Buddhist Recovery

Holistic approach/Seek Healing
(Https://www.seekhealing.org)

7cups (listeners for emotional support)
https://www.7cups.com/

AA/12 Step AA

SMART Recovery SMART

Women for Sobriety WFS

LifeRing LifeRing

Secular Organizations for Sobriety SOS

Refuge Recovery (A Buddhist inspired path to recovery)

Recovery Dharma (Another Buddhist inspired path to recovery)

Rational Recovery

Celebrate Recovery (Christian based)
(https://www.celebraterecovery.com)

Narcotics Anonymous
http://m.na.org/

Behaviour-focused recovery groups

Self-Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E. Alternatives) (treatment for self-harm behaviour) (also includes a list of useful hotlines / text lines)
www.selfinjury.com

Sexaholics Anonymous
www.sa.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
www.slaafws.org

Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org

Emotions Anonymous (for those with a desire to improve emotional wellbeing)
https://emotionsanonymous.org/ - USA
https://www.emotionsanonymous.org.uk/ - UK

Groups for partners and family of people in recovery

Al-Anon / Alateen (family & friends of people in recovery from alcohol)
Al-Anon Family Groups

Nar-Anon (family & friends of people in recovery from narcotics)
Nar-Anon Family Groups

Gam-Anon (for family and friends of people with a gambling addiction)
www.gam-anon.org

S-Anon (family & friends of people in recovery from sex addiction)
www.sanon.org

Hotlines & text lines

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 in the United States.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
In USA, text 741 741
or call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Hotlines & text lines for USA & International, for many different crises (grief, self-harm, suicide, abuse, assault, and many others)

www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help

Self-Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E. Alternatives) (treatment for self-harm behaviour) (also includes a list of useful hotlines / text lines)
www.selfinjury.com

Samaritans UK - Call 116 123 any time, whatever you’re going through.
(Also see https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/if-youre-having-difficult-time/other-sources-help/ for a list of other organisations offering specialist support)

Medications

Acamprosate / Campral
Naltrexone / Revia / Vivitrol
Disulfiram / Antabuse
Topiramate / Topimax
Ondansetron / Zofran

Holistic therapies

Physical activity
Vitamin therapy
Yoga
Meditation
Mindfulness
Acupuncture
Nutritional therapy
Talk therapy

Podcasts

This Naked Mind
Live Awake
Recovery Elevator
The Bubble Hour
Since Right Now
High Sobriety
Sober Guy
A good list of female recovery podcasts… https://www.thetemper.com/best-recovery-podcasts/

Books / Memoirs

Quit Like A Woman by Holly Whitaker
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray
We Are The Luckiest by Laura McKowen
Many Roads, One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps by Charlotte Davis Kasl
The Easy Way to Stop Drinking by Allen Carr
Recovery by Russell Brand
A Girl Walls out of a Bar by Lisa Smith
The Recovering by Leslie Jamison
Blackout: Remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola
Last Call by Nancy Carr
The Sober Diaries
Parched by Heather King
Drinking, A Love Story
Unwasted, My Lush Sobriety
Blackout, Remembering the things I drank to forget
My Fair Junkie by Amy Dresner
Hopeful Healing by Mackenzie Phillips
Sober Truths, The Making of an honest woman
Saturation by Jennifer Place
This Naked Mind by Annie Grace
A Happier Hour by Rebecca Weller
High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
Ice and a Slice by Della Galton
Memoirs aren’t Fairytales
Don’t Take With Alcohol
Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife
On Writing by Stephen King
Long Time Gone by David Crosby
Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill
The Big Book by AA (I have not read this)

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Advice needed 🤔 I'm 8 months sober but haven't been to aa since Christmas
Back to day 1 man
Books for reference?
Books and other ressources
Day 1 new member
I want sobriety
How to enjoy drinking without abusing it?
Alcohol is my worst enemy
* Checking in daily to help maintain focus
The Secret Sobriety Society
DAY 1: Sober Life ☀️
Need a team now
Alcohol is my worst enemy
How to get sober?
New here... Day 1
Here we go again...damn it, so angry
Sober Literature?
Wondering why
Day 3. New book I thought you guys should check out!
Day 2 of Sobriety - positive thoughts!
Self help books
All.I.WANT
Restarting
What are the different support for staying sober?
Excited to be here
A list of recovery groups, hotlines, text lines
Tired of drinking
Tired of starting over 😞
Time to be honest with myself. Booze Drugs Gambling
No religion please
New to this and in need of advice
Ditch Witch
Daily check in for SWAM after relapse #8 ❤
Fail, fail
Can I get help with a sponsor
Am lonely and tired of the same ordinary routine
Tired of this feeling
AA for athiest
Need another hobby
Current meth addict could use some advice or motivation. I don't know new to this so
2021 roll call - introduce yourself!
New to this and in need of advice
I just want to be sober and stop using alcohol to make me feel better
I need help💔
I feel like I have lost it all
Booze free now
7 days? I want more
My new story
New here. Checking in
New here. Checking in
Struggling don't know what to do
Trying again after I messed up
Feeling lost)need advice
Pre addict personality?
I suck at the sober thing
Social Situations in early sobriety?
Today was hard man
Fresh eyes
I am new to the app
My first 24 hours sober/clean
In need of advice
Back at it again a new
Ok I'm becoming an alcoholic and it's time to stop
Is this a normal week one?
Losing Childhood
Wondering if Ill ever get long sobriety :(
I will likely lose my career if something doesn't change right now
I will likely lose my career if something doesn't change right now
Relapsed again sorry
Another try
Advice help me
Struggling-Want To Drink FML
Relapse pattern
Today is alcohol free day 7
Trying to quit again for the umpteenth time
Struggling to just be
Weed - Trying to get sober
First Day (My Story)
Hey there, new to the forum
20 days so proud!
I think i will never make it
Struggling mentally
If you're new, this thread is for you. Feel free to ask questions
No booze last week
Highly functional, yet everyday regrets, scared
It's my day 1 of sobriety... Any advice for new people?
It's my day 1 of sobriety... Any advice for new people?
Today Is my first day sober
Yesterday was hard
Isolation blues
New to this any help
Need to vent. I'm failing
Time to add fuel to the step #12 fire
Need to vent. I'm failing
Being lonely during recovery
Day 1 of my sobriety. Finally decided to quit alcohol
First post! Feeling nervous
That moment
Cocaine Relapse
8 Days Sober. Trying to talk myself out of drinking
Stop me please!
Day 2: started great and will end great
Sobriety from intermittent alcohol abuse
Trying to overcome porn addiction
Im not doing very well right now
What is the process of completely getting sober.. Like the steps?
What is the process of completely getting sober.. Like the steps?
Very new, checking in often to reach out
I have been struggling BIG TIME since I relapsed
Out to dinner with my husband
20 hours in
Looking for some different outlets
Angry and trying to keep cool
For My Husband
The anxiety of the comedown
Learning site
I feel like a piece of shit
First time poster + your thoughts on lifelong identity
In need of therapy but no insurance. Any advice?
I need someone to talk tooooo
Day one here looking for support system
So.. I'm new here
My First Full Week 😁
Hey everyone day 44 finished tomorrow day 45
How to Get Sober Again
Having a hard time this morning
New to all of this!
How to go about achiving sobriety
Looking for support real talk not cliches
Starting again now day 2 for the 100th time
Recovery Tools
New, unsure, scared and sad
Nobody told me about 90 days
Needed some feed back!
Had a relapse after one month off crack
New guy trying out anything that will help me slow n quit
Not sure where to start
I didnt even make 24 hours 😔
How did I get this far?
Day 1 this has to be it
Bad feelings
What should I do...?
1st day...12 hrs in
Day 3 of sobriety - my second try 🙏🏻
Relapsed? Idk
No more drinking
Sober Selfies #8
First day without a drink
Day 5 still feeling anxious and tired
Reset button hit
My new journey
God is calling & i’m too drunk to answer
Polytoxicomany
Frequently asked questions about sobriety for newcomers
First day of no drinking. How long until the demons come back that got blocked out by drink?
One day for me
Need to share. Need help..Very Recently Sober From Alcohol and Cocaine
Day one.....I hope I can do it this time?
New to this path
First day being sober...after a terrible eye opening night
Anyone in Caves Beach
Hi, I'm new... and I dont know how I got here
Down and Out. Day 25 again
AA meetings and what to know
How to stay sober
Sober life trying
Hey ho let's go again
Beginner day 1
Oct-sober-fest
Back to the first 24 hours..AGAIN! Ughh
Newly sober on a sunny day
Stopping relapses help needed
Round 2 First time
Advice when your spouse is still drinking
Advice? I hate AA
They say 3rd time's a charm
Scared for friday
Tools for sobriety
Disappointed - failed the week
Blowout, first time talking
I just relapsed again
Checking in daily to maintain focus #20
Checking in daily to maintain focus #20
New start new day
11xs I have restarted. Why am I weak!
New to sobriety. Glad I found this app and community
Back here again, hello everyone
New to this journey
Trying to help myself
Pending disaster
Cult Concerns of AA
AA vs SMART
Day 3 after a relapse early in the week
Hi I'm very new to this
Let Us Introduce Ourselves
Anyone Struggling Today 11-15-2020?
New to this app, in it for the long haul
Recovery programs
Withdrawals😭
How to stop
Its getting harder
I did it again. I hate myself
Good reason, bad reason, no reason
Newbie here, fridays are the worst 😭
Starting over today for me
Hello. First day here. First day sober
Looking for personal advice or positive feedback :)
Looking for personal advice or positive feedback :)
I relapse yesterday with alcohol... im so mad at myself
First day. Beginning of my Journey/my story
Fucking mad at myself! I relapse yesterday
Well I'm back again at day one
Getting back on track
New England lady
Antabuse. Help
Hi. I’m New Here
Encouraged to finally stop
I'm glad Ive found myself here
Let's try this one more time
The life of me
Woke up wanting booze already
No easy way to say this!
New Recovery Books
Brand new 6 days Sober
Struggle street
Breakup was too much and I relapsed AGAIN
In Need Of Some Help
Looking for a sponsor any suggestions?
Desperate cry for help
I really just want this feeling to go away
Shameful holiday
First time, day one
A million excuses
Checking In Daily To Maintain Focus #23
Starting today!
Day one and the pain of having to start all over agin
4th day in recovery and am losing my mind
Torn between AA and being a drunk
7 days sober I know it’s not a lot
Welcome to the forum! 2021 edition :)
Day 2. Of soberness since relapse
Blackouts, assault and humiliation
My first time here
Day 24 again. Different this time
Looking forward to meeting new people
New Member! 3rd day sober off alcohol!
Kinda lost
Toxic Father
First timer going sober
First timer going sober
Newbie - Be kind
Day 1, starting again
Questions about sobriety
New here how does it work
First day sober and first day in this group hoping to find people that know what I am going through and can help along what I know will be a long journey
The life of me
How and when can I join meetings on this site?
Ready to finally make it stick this time
I don’t want to admit sobriety is my only choice
New to this need help on how to get over addiction
23 days clean all on my own
Dang It....Wasn't Careful
I fell off the wagon
I am new here :)
Head strong
Who was I. Is that me?
Need Support please guys
ADVICE please Another failure after 2weeks
Day 3 alcoholic
Non religious Support groups?
I'm an alcoholic?
AA Meetings... Yay or nay?
Am I to blame?
Do you use other networks for recovery friends?
Checking in daily to maintain focus #26
Day 1, thanks for having me
2021 roll call - introduce yourself!
Ruined Friendship
Best Groups?
Dealing with the past
New to sobriety and I'm not feeling so great
Daily Gratitude List
2021 roll call - introduce yourself!
Day 10 of being sober from alcohol and weed
I need help. I am stuck in a loop
Day 1 - scared but motivated!
I don't know how to do this
Winter and COVID...everyone’s drinking
How long until
47 days and a rough spot
Screwed by the system
No more killing myself
New here, almost 5 days & counting
Sobriety can be so hard
Decided to take my life back
I'm A Newcomer
New here. Looking to kick liquor for good
AA Meetings online?
Zoom meetings drop here please
3 days in sobriety
Alcohol is wrecking my life
Goodbye Alcohol, Hello positive changes
New here.. back on the wagon
Professional help advice
Really need help and advice
Sober Selfies #8
60 Days Soberity
Hello Everyone here
Amber’s road to recovery
Daily Gratitude List
Starting today, no more drink and drugs
My first day sober 32977
It's complicated
Day 1.... again
New here! Help me start over!❤️
Hello I’m new here
Looking for AA meetings/ support group online
Starting today on my 3rd vice
Another round... Day 1 again :(
Podcasts about sobriety from Alcohol
New Here. No idea what I'm doing
Scared to go to A.A
Risk ur life
Is recovery for me
Day One of Soberity... Again
First day trying to get sober
Hi! Just joined
I wish there were local groups for people who don't do AA
Sober O'clock day 1
I'm New here... Guess I need help
Day one after so many failed attempts
Alcohol night 2 anxiety bad
Without an anonymous group
Struggle town
It came out of no where
Fell off the Wagon - Day 2 again
Struggling to stop myself second time round
First day 🙌
4th time getting sober
Do you talk about this?
From chains to gains
Feeling horrible
Today is the day I have to start over
Snap back to reality
Lets start to stop killing our selfs
Day 1 - Can’t go back this time
Why do I keep doing this to myself?
New here this is my story, humble, seeking support
Programs of sobriety/recommendations other than AA?
I want it to be different this time
Just figure i would try this out I'm new here
3 hours sober.. no going back
Another day feeling a bit better
Hiyaa I’m new here nearly two months sober second time lucky 🤞
Day one again. Ugh
It keeps getting worse
Newbie trying to stop drinking
Lost track
Sad & bored - trying not to slip up
Checking in for Accountability
Need Helpful friends
Checking in daily to maintain focus #31 (Part 2)
I’m scared to quit alone
****The complete Guide to quitting meth***** Self Detox at home Guide
Second round: Day 1
Restarting My Journey
Drinking and Anxiety
Finally accepted that I'm a alcoholic
3 days sober, struggling
Hello. I'm new here
Struggling after 3 months of being sober . Please help really craving a drink after a few things that has happened in the past few days
Hearing myself talk about my addiction 😭
Podcast recommendations
Introduction to my self destruction
I’m finding it real hard to stay sober
Day 1 in recovery from alcohol
Still not sure if I'll do it
Addicted to weed sober for 5 days so far
Fucking gutted
Here's my day one
I think I have a drinking problem
New just staying sober
Checking in daily to maintain focus #32
Newly sober trying to save my life
How Badly has your addiction affected your health
Fighting the temptation
Events IN sobriety
Evening of day 2
Daily Gratitude List #2 (Part 1)
Day one of trying to stop(:
Hi all i have returned
In and out of AA
Trying to quit1
Red and sweating
First day for me again
The beginning of the making a better life for myself
Any advice for the beginning of the journey
What to do when you ruin someone else’s life?
I found a discord room
Accountability- 1st post
Intro Thread
Milestone today
Need advice 25 days sober
Hi, I’m new here 👋
On the road to recovery
New around here….can not seem to kick the habit fully
Losers group? (Day One)
In and out of AA
First time in 10 years being sober. Only on day 4
First Post 🙌
Hello, relapsing
Hi all I'm new :)
Momma needs help
Newbie here. First time seeking help
Pandemic Sobriety Strategies
Drinking culture at work
An isolated and addicted heart 😔
Trying again for the hundredth time
I need help but embarrassed to admit it
4 months sober and stuggling
Day 2 sober questions
Books on sobriety
Relapse this weekend to the people that no me it’s lee
I am once again....trying to stay sober
Addiction is destroying me
Absolutely No More Alcohol, But What About Other Substances?
Hand is twitching because I'm not Holding a drink
Crazy dreams already
Giving it another go
First time sober
Help - I’mAbout to do something I’ll regret
Slip up, need to offload
Advice For First day sober from Cocaine
Hello from Spain 🇪🇸
I’m ready, but need help
I need help but embarrassed to admit it
Different Aspects of Recovery
Want to find me underneath it all
Resources- Coping Skills- Relapse Prevention
Anxious for the Weekend
Day 1 of sobriety
Embarrassed and Ashamed
My 1st day
Looking for podcasts/audiobooks/etc
Day one sober ❤
New Irish girl here
Grrrrrrrr I'm mad at myself
I am ready to quit now
Who to tell?
Things happen for a reason
How do I find a secular sponsor?

Thank you for sharing. I’ve been looking for something like this!!

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This is AWESOME, thanks for sharing! :heart:

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Excellent!!! I would like to add that if someone needs help finding a rehab I would gladly help out on that end. Especially if you live in New York and Pennsylvania.

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Also want to add intherooms.com for online resources! I found it helpful when I was being very isolated.

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Also anything by Allan Carr. Huge source of Annie Grace. His writing is a little more polished, and direct.

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fantastic! what a great post! : )

refuge recovery: a buddhist path to recovering from addiction is also a pretty good book, and they have in person group meetings as well.

thanks for posting!

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Can you add to the books

Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol

and

Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

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I can’t believe I forgot that one! Thank you! Added it in!!

Done…added them in!! Thank you!

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Drop The Rock is a good recovery book as well.

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If I would be an American or a native English speaker, I definitely would have bookmark this one for my own!! I think I bookmark it anyway, so I can share it with someone who needs it when I come across.

Thank you for sharing! :raising_hand_woman:

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This is amazing! Thank you!

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Bumping this up

Bumping up? Other ressources to add?

Yes folks, please add any other resources you have used.

Not exactly recovery related, but local libraries tend to have a lot of social events and educational classes. If you are feeling bored you can always check their schedule of events

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Dang. So much gold in this here thread.

@Sassyrocks, Buddhist Recovery looks distinct from Refuge Recovery. Is that so? May be another to add.

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Done! Thank you! And feel free to edit and add to original post if you think of others.

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Would do, but I do not have that power here. Maybe not a wiki entry?

Thanks, @Sassyrocks!

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