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.


Support Groups / Community

Buddhist Recovery

Holistic approach/Seek Healing

AA/12 Step AA


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)

Narcotics Anonymous

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)

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous (for those with a desire to improve emotional wellbeing) - USA - 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)

S-Anon (family & friends of people in recovery from sex addiction)

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)

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

Samaritans UK - Call 116 123 any time, whatever you’re going through.
(Also see for a list of other organisations offering specialist support)


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

Holistic therapies

Physical activity
Vitamin therapy
Nutritional therapy
Talk therapy


This Naked Mind
Live Awake
Recovery Elevator
The Bubble Hour
Since Right Now
High Sobriety
Sober Guy
A good list of female 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)

Advice needed 🤔 I'm 8 months sober but haven't been to aa since Christmas
Back to day 1 man
Books for reference?
Day 1 new member
Books and other ressources
Day 3 alcoholic
Need Support please guys
Head strong
I fell off the wagon
Dang It....Wasn't Careful
23 days clean all on my own
New to this need help on how to get over addiction
I don’t want to admit sobriety is my only choice
Ready to finally make it stick this time
How and when can I join meetings on this site?
The daily journal of this roller coaster
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
New here how does it work
Questions about sobriety
Day 1, starting again
Newbie - Be kind
First timer going sober
First timer going sober
Toxic Father
Kinda lost
New Member! 3rd day sober off alcohol!
Looking forward to meeting new people
Day 24 again. Different this time
My first time here
Blackouts, assault and humiliation
Day 2. Of soberness since relapse
Welcome to the forum! 2021 edition :)
7 days sober I know it’s not a lot
4th day in recovery and am losing my mind
I relapsed and feel shit
Day one and the pain of having to start all over agin
Starting today!
Checking In Daily To Maintain Focus #23
A million excuses
First time, day one
Done being embarrassed
Shameful holiday
One week clean off alcohol today!
Please tell me it’s possible .. 😞
I really just want this feeling to go away
Desperate cry for help
Looking for a sponsor any suggestions?
In Need Of Some Help
Breakup was too much and I relapsed AGAIN
Struggle street
No easy way to say this!
New Recovery Books
Woke up wanting booze already
The daily journal of this roller coaster
Let's try this one more time
I'm glad Ive found myself here
Encouraged to finally stop
Antabuse. Help
New England lady
Getting back on track
Making new friends at 35
Well I'm back again at day one
Fucking mad at myself! I relapse yesterday
Why did I let my emotions override my knowing?
Why did I let my emotions override my knowing?
First day. Beginning of my Journey/my story
I relapse yesterday with alcohol... im so mad at myself
Looking for personal advice or positive feedback :)
Looking for personal advice or positive feedback :)
Hello. First day here. First day sober
Starting over today for me
Good reason, bad reason, no reason
Its getting harder
How to stop
Recovery programs
Recovery programs
This is my first real attempt and I am scared
Anyone Struggling Today 11-15-2020?
Let Us Introduce Ourselves
Hi I'm very new to this
Day 3 after a relapse early in the week
Cult Concerns of AA
Pending disaster
Trying to help myself
New to this journey
Is anyone working a program/meetings?
Back here again, hello everyone
Just relapsed after 90 days clean
11xs I have restarted. Why am I weak!
New start new day
Checking in daily to maintain focus #20
Checking in daily to maintain focus #20
I just relapsed again
Blowout, first time talking
Disappointed - failed the week
Tools for sobriety
Scared for friday
They say 3rd time's a charm
Advice? I hate AA
Advice? I hate AA
Advice when your spouse is still drinking
Round 2 First time
Stopping relapses help needed
Back to the first 24 hours..AGAIN! Ughh
Beginner day 1
Hey ho let's go again
Sober life trying
How to stay sober
AA meetings and what to know
Down and Out. Day 25 again
Hi, I'm new... and I dont know how I got here
First day being sober...after a terrible eye opening night
New to this path
Day one.....I hope I can do it this time?
Need to share. Need help..Very Recently Sober From Alcohol and Cocaine
One day for me
First day of no drinking. How long until the demons come back that got blocked out by drink?
Frequently asked questions about sobriety for newcomers
Reset button hit
Day 5 still feeling anxious and tired
First day without a drink
1st day...12 hrs in
Relapsed? Idk
What should I do...?
How did I get this far?
I didnt even make 24 hours 😔
New guy trying out anything that will help me slow n quit
I fucked up tonight
New day new start
Had a relapse after one month off crack
Needed some feed back!
Nobody told me about 90 days
New, unsure, scared and sad
Recovery Tools
Starting again now day 2 for the 100th time
Looking for support real talk not cliches
Having a hard time this morning
How to go about achiving sobriety
New to all of this!
How to Get Sober Again
Hey everyone day 44 finished tomorrow day 45
My First Full Week 😁
Checking in daily to maintain focus #16
Day one here looking for support system
In need of therapy but no insurance. Any advice?
Once a Trainwreck...Always a....? This is my Life
First Pathetic Relapse
I feel like a piece of shit
The anxiety of the comedown
For My Husband
Angry and trying to keep cool
Looking for some different outlets
20 hours in
Out to dinner with my husband
An isolated and addicted heart 😔
Here i go, again
I am in early recovery and i need advices. Please help
First time sober
I am ready to quit now
Fail, fail
New to this and in need of advice
New to this and in need of advice
Time to be honest with myself. Booze Drugs Gambling
Feeling like I'll never make it 😞
Day one after relapse
Embarrassed and Ashamed
Is this a normal week one?
I am new to the app
New to this any help
Who to tell?
Tired of this feeling
Can I get help with a sponsor
Tired of starting over 😞
Self help books
Alcohol is my worst enemy
Alcohol is my worst enemy
Day 1 of sobriety
Trying to quit again for the umpteenth time
My new story
Ditch Witch
Day 2 of Sobriety - positive thoughts!
Wondering why
New here... Day 1
Need a team now
DAY 1: Sober Life ☀️
I want sobriety
Grrrrrrrr I'm mad at myself
New Irish girl here
Looking for podcasts/audiobooks/etc
My 1st day
I need help but embarrassed to admit it
I need help but embarrassed to admit it
I’m ready, but need help
Hello from Spain 🇪🇸
Books on sobriety
I have been struggling BIG TIME since I relapsed
Very new, checking in often to reach out
What is the process of completely getting sober.. Like the steps?
What is the process of completely getting sober.. Like the steps?
Im not doing very well right now
Sobriety from intermittent alcohol abuse
Day 2: started great and will end great
Stop me please!
8 Days Sober. Trying to talk myself out of drinking
Cocaine Relapse
That moment
First post! Feeling nervous
Day 1 of my sobriety. Finally decided to quit alcohol
Being lonely during recovery
Need to vent. I'm failing
Time to add fuel to the step #12 fire
Need to vent. I'm failing
Isolation blues
Yesterday was hard
Today Is my first day sober
It's my day 1 of sobriety... Any advice for new people?
It's my day 1 of sobriety... Any advice for new people?
Highly functional, yet everyday regrets, scared
No booze last week
If you're new, this thread is for you. Feel free to ask questions
Struggling mentally
20 days so proud!
I think i will never make it
Weed - Trying to get sober
Struggling to just be
Today is alcohol free day 7
Relapse pattern
Struggling-Want To Drink FML
Advice help me
Another try
Relapsed again sorry
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
Wondering if Ill ever get long sobriety :(
Losing Childhood
Ok I'm becoming an alcoholic and it's time to stop
Back at it again a new
In need of advice
My first 24 hours sober/clean
Fresh eyes
Today was hard man
Social Situations in early sobriety?
I suck at the sober thing
Pre addict personality?
Feeling lost)need advice
Trying again after I messed up
Struggling don't know what to do
New here. Checking in
New here. Checking in
7 days? I want more
Alcohol is wrecking my life
I feel like I have lost it all
I need help💔
I just want to be sober and stop using alcohol to make me feel better
Current meth addict could use some advice or motivation. I don't know new to this so
Need another hobby
AA for athiest
Am lonely and tired of the same ordinary routine
Daily check in for SWAM after relapse #8 ❤
No religion please
Tired of drinking
A list of recovery groups, hotlines, text lines
What are the different support for staying sober?
This naked mind: Control Alchoal book and others
Day 3. New book I thought you guys should check out!
Sober Literature?
Here we go again...damn it, so angry
How to get sober?
* Checking in daily to help maintain focus
How to enjoy drinking without abusing it?
Different Aspects of Recovery
Resources- Coping Skills- Relapse Prevention
Booze free now
Zoom meetings drop here please
AA Meetings online?
3 days in sobriety
Decided to take my life back
Sobriety can be so hard
No more killing myself
Screwed by the system
47 days and a rough spot
How long until
Winter and COVID...everyone’s drinking
I don't know how to do this
Day 1 - scared but motivated!
I need help. I am stuck in a loop
Day 10 of being sober from alcohol and weed
2021 roll call - introduce yourself!
Daily Gratitude List
New to sobriety and I'm not feeling so great
Dealing with the past
Best Groups?
Ruined Friendship
Checking in daily to maintain focus #26
Do you use other networks for recovery friends?
Am I to blame?
First day done
AA Meetings... Yay or nay?
ADVICE please Another failure after 2weeks
Is it anxiety or is it withdrawal?
Day 8, introduction
New to All of this, day one Sober
I'm an alcoholic?
Seven Days, but the Best Seven Days!
Non religious Support groups?
General Chat & Gossip Thread 🙃 (No Topic)

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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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