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 in non traditional resources.

Please note: I created this with alcohol recovery in mind and it is U.S. based as well. As a straight white past middle age woman, it is based on what resonated and helped me in my journey. Over time, I have added in resources for some other addictions (found at the end of this post), but it is heavy with resources for alcohol recovery for women. 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:

(AA Alternatives: 25 Sober Communities Beyond Alcoholics Anonymous)

Her work changed my life and helped push my journey forward…

This Naked Mind

Hip Sobriety/Tempest are full of resources and information…


Hip Sobriety

Stories from women changing and healing their lives…

Stories by women

Holistic therapies

Physical activity (walking is a great place to start)
Vitamin therapy
Meditation (try guided to begin and/or guided sleep meditations)
Mindfulness (suggested 1st reading: you are here by Thich Nhat Hanh)
Nutritional therapy
Essential oils
Sounds therapy (sound baths)
Somatic therapy
Talk therapy
Crystal healing therapy
Creating nurturing rituals (warm baths)

Keeping a list of why you no longer drink, and reading it often


This Naked Mind
Live Awake
High Sobriety
The Ultimate List of Recovery Podcasts 2022
A good list of female recovery podcasts… 21 Women-Led Recovery Podcasts to Listen to When You Need Hope


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

Books / Memoirs

#1 pick: Quit Like A Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed With Alcohol by Holly Whitaker

#2 pick: This Naked Mind by Annie Grace

Others, in no particular order…
We Are The Luckiest by Laura McKowen
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray
A Girl Walks out of a Bar by Lisa Smith
Broken People by Sam Lansky
The Recovering by Leslie Jamison
Blackout: Remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola
Last Call by Nancy Carr
Parched by Heather King
Drinking, A Love Story
Unwasted, My Lush Sobriety
Blackout, Remembering the things I drank to forget
Hopeful Healing by Mackenzie Phillips
Saturation by Jennifer Place
A Happier Hour by Rebecca Weller
High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
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
Many Roads, One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps by Charlotte Davis Kasl
you are here by Thich Nhat Hahn
The Easy Way to Stop Drinking by Allen Carr
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Extensive list of quit lit / recovery / memoirs I have read

Support Groups / Community

Of course, my #1 choice for community is Talking Sober, right here. :heart:

Holistic approach/Seek Healing

7cups (listeners for emotional support)

The Alcohol Experiment (30 day free challenge from Annie Grace, This Naked Mind)

The Alcohol Experiment

Women for Sobriety WFS

Buddhist Recovery

Refuge Recovery (A Buddhist inspired path to recovery)

Recovery Dharma (Another Buddhist inspired path to recovery)


Secular Organizations for Sobriety SOS

AA/12 Step AA

Narcotics Anonymous

Indepth thread of online meeting resources

Online Meeting Resources

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

Sober Families (Community Reinforcement and Family Training approach to help get loved ones into treatment) (

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)

Locating treatment programs

Find specific services, mental health and substance use disorder treatment

Atlas Treatment locator

Hotlines & text lines

US Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Website also offers an immediate chat box.

US 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.

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 Other sources of help | Samaritans for a list of other organisations offering specialist support)

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
Sober Literature?
Wondering why
Day 3. New book I thought you guys should check out!
Day 2 of Sobriety - positive thoughts!
Self help books
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
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
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
Day 3 after a relapse early in the week
Hello from me
Let Us Introduce Ourselves
New to this app, in it for the long haul
Recovery programs
How to stop
I have 7 days, one week today
Hello I'm new! Today it's my first day clean
Hard to become fully sober
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! 2022
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
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
Fell off hard
Feeling out of it and relapsing
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
Need happy thoughts to help pull me outta my funk
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
First relapse thus far
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
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
Not Sure if I'm Addressing This Correctly or ...?
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
Am I an alcoholic? 20 years of it time to admit?
Finally asking for help
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 👊
Day one again. Ugh
First timer!
It keeps getting worse
Newbie trying to stop drinking
Lost track
Sad & bored - trying not to slip up
Checking in for Accountability
Encouraged by all y’all’s posts 💙
I have finally accepted that I can't do this without support
I'm not ok. Tw
My addiction to alcohol has me confused
Worst one yet
Nights Are Tough - venting
Need Helpful friends
First day on Gabapentin... am i supposed to feel almost drunk?
Checking in daily to maintain focus #31 (Part 2)
I’m scared to quit alone
My Self Detox at home plan (meth)
Second round: Day 1
New to sobriety and need some suggestions
Restarting My Journey
Drinking and Anxiety
Drinking culture at work
Finally accepted that I'm a alcoholic
3 days sober, struggling
Hello. I'm new here
Today is day one…
Day 4 and I Hate This
2 months and 4 days clean
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
26, have been drinking heavily since I was 15
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(:
Relapse after nearly 7 months
Hi all i have returned
In and out of AA
F me gently with a chainsaw
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?
Accountability- 1st post
Helllpppp advise needed!
My addiction will ruins my life 🥺
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
Cureently on Reset #89
Back again after failing consistently
First Post 🙌
Hello, relapsing
Hi all I'm new :)
Momma needs help
Newbie here. First time seeking help
Pandemic Sobriety Strategies
I don't feel connected to AA
Day 3 here I am and thinking…
Am a mess and trying not to hit that bottle
I’m really struggling with the first step
Sober Selfies #11 (shirts required, please review rules)
Lost… Beginning My Sobriety Journey
Lost… Beginning My Sobriety Journey
Beauty is truth
New here hello everyone! 😋
Week 1 chronicles
Day one again (and again)
Why do I do it
1st weekend fail!
I keep failing
Sick and tired of being a loser
Continue to relapse and I hate it
Day 1 , I will make it
Another Reset For Me
First Day of Accountability
Alcohol withdrawal seizure
Day one again, any ideas?
3 day's sober
New here - I’m on day zero 👊
No support need help
Newly sober & I need help
Relationships and addiction
Hello I'm new ppl
I went 80 days
First day sober 💪
Missing my daughter
I don't want to ruin my life anymore
History repeats itself
First Day and Feeling Hopefully but Nervous
Link: Resources for Newbies Like Me :)
Newly sober… seeking help
Being honest to myself
I am 1 month sober
Embarrassed ugh
The Power goes sober
Almost to my 60 days
Time to begin
Today I remained sober
Day 1 - Feeling Broken
Staying away from marijuana (ADVICE NEEDED)
1st check-in, 1st attempt at sobriety
Swamped by guilt
Help I’m so confused
Defeated by boredom
Finally pushing for sobriety
New to this, any help/advice is greatly appreciated
My first 24 hourss
First Post Ever. Can't make it past 48hrs
Recent relapse & a not so sober phone call
New to this sober life!
First check in
3 months after bad and long drop
155 days and it was all worth it
Giving up on recovery
New guy just signed up
No more drinking for me!
Day 1. Feeling rough!
I relapsed and I want to get back to being sober
One Month and A Book Review
Day 1 -- here goes
Day 5 in a few hours, part of my story is pulling at me…
Newbie To Sobriety
Campral-did anyone here try it?
I work at a brewery/brewpub
Enough is enough 21
Probably should quit
I’m Looking For A Sponsor
I am here again
In The Rooms App! Who knew?!?! :D
In The Rooms App! Who knew?!?! :D
New here. Looking for support. Panic attacks daily
Back on the wagon; my introduction
Relapsed again & depressed
Hello, new here!
Online Meetings for Aa
Newbie and scared
One day sober and started again going to start again tommorow
Day 3 alcohol free…as Chef and restaurant owner!
Crabby McCrabberton here
Mental health memes and discussion (Part 2)
Hi Everyone I’m Adrian and I’m new 😀
I relapsed. Almost had 5 days
So tired of being tired
I’m New To This - Is AA The Only Way?
Why? Struggle with self destructiveness
I just want this to go away
New here and needing support
Sobriety Podcast Recommendations
40 days sober; surprise, you're pregnant.... 😮
One Week Down, Lifetime to Go
First day out here
Lonely without Alcohol
Recommendation info
Fighting off the demon tonight
First step now what
Day one, once again
New here :)
Life...and me
New here to the site
Lost & lonely
My story and how it's going
Day 1 sobriety advice
Another round of trying
Trying my very best
Explaining Sobriety to your Significant Other
I’m a binge drinker, and a bartender
I really need help
Hey im new to this app
Post photos of your pets #4
I feel like probation is the only thing keeping me sober
Two year relapse
4:00pm blues, help!
Triggers / cycles?
Trying to get sober for the first time and I really need help
Weaning off of alcohol- trigger warning
Day 1 of trying to stay sober
I'm new here from the US
Really need support
Really need support
I’m so ready to quit!
Is anybody on day one?
Day 1 down
Really need support
3rd day sober bad day
Being sober is hard
Third day “milestone”
Sober without classes?
Where are my alcoholics tonight?
Day 6 no alcohol
Mean drunks
Almost 3 days sober from alcohol/cocaine
Checking in daily to maintain focus #38
Support Needed - open to listening
I am new to this community. I really just need support in getting sober
Hi! New To the group!
My story, and introductions
Day 5 only
Hello Forum
Day 2...again!
Thanks for being here
Can’t find sponsor
Sober without classes?
Brand new, starting over
No more. Another day 1
Relapse upset with myself
How to curb alcohol cravings?
Newbie for the third time
I dont have the self control to quit
Day One Advice!
New to AA - Long time binge drinker looking to start fresh
8 Days Sober for the first time in I don’t know how long
Relapse keeps getting worse
Having some doubts about PMO
Binge is not okay!
I'm in rehab
20 days sober and this is my first post
Hi I’m new here first time quitting
Alcohol 5 days sober
New here and seeking wise words
New here and ready
Disappointment and emberasssd
Search for help please
Relapsed 🥺
Relapse. How to cope with family?
Relapsed 🥺
Is there anyone else sober who has no interest in 12 step recovery
Starting my road to sobriety
Books to Read / Alcoholic
7 days sober and struggling right now 👎🏻
And we are Back to day one
Lost my relationship
Working at a bar, sober
Quitting alcohol!
Reset again and again
How do you cope without a support system?
Relapse & New Trauma :(
Checking in daily to maintain focus #49
No more lies
My Very Long Truth & the Super Bowl Awakening
I Methd Up...DAY 1
Anxious and terrified
Sober/clean for 1 1/2 month
Here once more trying again
Starting my soberity Today, wish me luck
Recommendations 📚
Relapsing again in again
Covid caused me to relapse. I'm back on sobriety as of now
Starting day 129. Fear
I am trying to get sober starting today
30 day reset
Losing myself
Deciding to quit everything
Anxiety? 😅
I don’t recognize my drinking as a problem
Today is my day to get sober
It's a new day
My Long Journey - one that I fear I might need to walk alone
First day sober. Want to stop for good
Staying sober is really hard to do in the beginning
Starting my sober journey
Can’t get sober…
New here, Looking for support 🖤
Sober and new gym routine
New to the family
Relapsing again in again
Withdraws/dt with hallucinations
I can do this... i know i can ughh!
First Time Inpatient Alcohol Treatment
Confused… please no judgment
I don't know 😪
First Time Post
First Time Post
Attempting to journal
Gave in on day #3
New here! Please read
Second time trying to alcohol detox
Atheist and Sober without god - please be respectful
Day 5 withdrawals
Day 1. New mindset
Can anyone give me some advice
Struggling Not To Relapse
2nd night, fighting the demons
Happy birthday me
Ready for Change 🖤
I need guidance
Relapsed. Now have horrible anxiety
Got married. Got Drunk
Got married. Got Drunk
Lost my job... again
Comedown support
Running out of ideas
The hurdle
New here , first day starting sobriety
I’m done with this ce
Making a solid change
Any words of encouragement
New to this App& love it
Day 1 AF-new to this process
Blessed to be here
It’s different this time
Guys help me
Day 1 … ooof size 100
Day 2 no grog
Loser back to square 1
New here. First time I have actually tried to get help
Detoxing in hospital
It's so hard
Day one of sobriety for me
A Work In Progress
I’m done with this ce
Frustration on the road to sobriety
The not so pretty way of getting sober
Staying sober yet still f*cking my life up?!
Need advice and help
Podcasts on alcohol addiction recovery?
Relapsing is addictive
How do I stop the timer?
Day 1 in recovery
Newly sober again. First time here
Day 1 not 1 day
Relapsed. 24 hours clean from alcohol
Starting Over and Seeking Help **trigger warning
A rough couple months
I got this…
The slippery slope to rock bottom
Sobriety second time around
Wives, lives and frustrations
When is enough
Sober again! Because I hate who I am when I'm not
Day 1 , need support
109 relapses in 331 days
Becoming a father
I am so ashamed and embarrassed
Legal Issue Cont
Early relapse
New to group/need support
Sobriety Day One - Please encourage
Newly sober- I always seem to fail :(
Newly Sober 333
Struggling and need encouragement
A few days sober at it again
I need words of strength, encouragement, stories and inspiration
New here, Day One
Day 1 total sobriety
On being lonely
Five days clean and sober today!
I started today
Not sure if I can do this anymore
First official 24 hours on here
Retox woes
Really hard to keep sober around people drinking
I don't know how to stay sober anymore
No words only gifs! How are you feeling?
Sobriety. Again!
First post; attempting to stop drinking
What are some withdrawal symptoms that are normal
Starting again, how am I going to do this
Trying to hide alcohol in a marriage #2
Well day 1 again
New here, feeling agitated
Beginner tools
Rough Morning, Horrible Cravings
One month 5 days sober
Day 1 advice and support needed
Relapsed :( day 1 again
Well here I am again
I reached my personal rock bottom this weekend
I’m losing it
1 week sober… dealing with the fall out
I went to a concert… and drank
Newly sober and struggling - advice wanted
Sobriety without AA
Sober for 2 days
Hangover anxiety
I'm deleting the app
Brand new on the scene, scared, but ready
Feel alone
Newbie feeling scared
I'm really struggling
WHEN?! How?! I don't want to force it!
Back again, gotta be done
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Thank you for sharing. I’ve been looking for something like this!!


This is AWESOME, thanks for sharing! :heart:


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


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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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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An interesting article with links to various resources.


HEY All! Was going to start a thread on Resources but found this one. For anyone who is giving sobriety a go for the first time and isn’t sure what’s out there, scroll to the top of this thread RIGHT NOW! There’s a long list. And I’ll add here another recovery tool called Recovery Elevator:
It’s a website, a forum, and a podcast that I’ve been listening to every day. Came in very handy as I sat in traffic for 2 hours tonight. Yes, you read that right, 2 hours. :flushed::grin:

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This one’s really good @Lisamarie

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@Swam has this notified you?

Here you go @Defxs :+1::slightly_smiling_face:

I see it now @anon13078412 :heart:


Here’s one @Jenniferr :+1:

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