17 Best Alcoholism Blogs of 2012
Alcoholism was rarely discussed so boldly until these 17 determined bloggers came around.
17 Best Alcoholism Blogs of 2012
Alcoholism is a dark and debilitating disease that affects nearly 18 million people in the U.S. alone. Despite its prevalence, alcoholism was rarely discussed so boldly until these determined bloggers came around.
From fighting for public awareness to detailing their personal battles with alcoholism, these blogs draw necessary attention to this addiction and its related complications. Read on for the best of the web’s inspirational alcoholism blogs, and find the courage you need to join them on their paths to healing from the damage that alcohol too often creates.
Addiction and the struggle for recovery become poetry on this special blog. Recovery Reflections invites readers to contribute their own poems, quotes, inspirational stories, and struggles to kick the habit. This site offers a daily dose of wisdom from other readers who are truly in the fight of their lives to overcome addiction.
Thought-provoking messages and deeply insightful commentary keep this blog as unique as its myriad contributors. Recovery Reflections really does offer a multi-faceted look at the emotions experienced by recovering addicts, one message at a time.
The Spirit of Recovery
Get yourself or a loved one into The Spirit of Recovery by visiting this fabulous journal of reflections on the process of recovering from alcoholism. In this hopeful and creative blog, writer and recovered alcoholic Ron shares his insights about Alcoholics Anonymous. In his thoughtful pieces on everything from book reviews to the 12-Step Program, he rebels against the one-size-fits-all recovery method widely embraced by rehabilitation organizations.
For those of you who are looking for more of an irreverent, edgy approach to finding your own unique serenity, this could be your ideal blog.
The Discovering Alcoholic
Some bloggers have an ability to speak to their audience beyond the written word. Gavin, The Discovering Alcoholic, is one of them. Forming deep connections with his readers, he offers insightful, relevant, and entertaining information on the world of alcoholism.
Having kept his alcoholism in check for more than 15 years, Gavin has devoted his energy to advocacy and helping others. Stop by to check out the Sober Toolbox or read up on the latest alcoholism research – Gavin’s clever commentary and creative angles on common recovery needs will truly help readers blend recovery with discovery.
Life Without Beer Goggles
For a recovery blog with a sense of humor, you need look no further: Life Without Beer Goggles delivers on style, substance, and sarcasm. This blog offers the no-nonsense and no-holds-barred material that lets readers know he is real and recovering.
Having hit rock bottom, this brave blogger has had to fight to maintain his freedom from alcohol addiction. The battle seems to be tipping in his favor, however. His blog keeps him honest; he openly discusses introducing his lady to his mother and struggling to find a replacement for alcohol other than watching golf on TV. Priceless.
The Drinking Diaries blog is a fascinating compilation of everything and anything related to drinking and women. A participatory experience, this collection of drinking stories covers abstention, recovery, denial, family habits, and everything in between – from readers who want to share their own view of things.
Recognizing that alcohol is a loaded subject for many women, bloggers Leah and Caren set out to document the entire gamut of women’s alcohol-related experiences. Stop by for interviews, insightful essays, and a well-rounded approach to the meaning of drinking.
Addiction Inbox: The Science of Substance Abuse
Addiction Inbox: The Science of Substance Abuse explores the latest research, theory, and practice regarding addiction – from alcohol to bath salts. Thankfully, blogger and addiction science author Dirk Hanson does an excellent job of compiling the Internet’s latest news.
Sifting through the gossip, the rumors, and the trash to bring you only reliable and useful information, Dirk makes it easy to stay on top of national policies and consequential studies regarding addiction science. A must-read site for anyone interested in the technical side of alcoholism and addiction.
A fair amount of kitty photos somehow does not feel out of place on this crafty, creative recovery blog. Helped on her own path to recovery by other alcoholic bloggers, this soul-bearing writer keeps things positive and uses her posts and hobbies (like Zentangle!) to help her overcome her addiction.
Fighting her alcohol demon has proved a long and hard battle, and the Rockdweller’s Blog writes about it all. Mixed with the self-revelation area hefty amount of fun, photos, and self-reminders that embracing a healthy lifestyle requires perseverance and a serious sense of humor!
12 Steps Ahead
Following a personal recovery plan can be a long, iterative process for many people. Ready and waiting when addicts and alcoholics are in need, 12 Steps Ahead offers support, inspiration, news, and motivation. Young addicts will find an especially welcoming home here, but every alcoholic will find appeal in 12 Steps Ahead’s no-judgment blog.
This site makes it clear that alcoholism affects real people and creates a host of real problems that must be overcome. Check out their wide range of media and wealth of information about you, alcohol, and the most important 12 steps you will ever take.
Guinevere Gets Sober
Already an award-winning blog, Guinevere Gets Sober is as good as it gets. Filled with personal stories of her struggles with prescription drugs – as well as news, interviews, and tons of commentary on the 12 Step Program – Guinevere has the guts to take a public stand for addiction advocacy and rehab success.
This plucky writer knows how to make a difference both on and off the blog, staying involved in local meetings and participating in public policy boards. She fights to reduce the stigma that prevents people from seeking treatment, and with a blog like this, she is surely succeeding.
The Immortal Alcoholic
The Immortal Alcoholic is perhaps a tribute to the less visible impact of alcoholism on relationships and loved ones. Wife and caregiver to an end-stage alcoholic, this blog is the go-to spot for spouses, children, friends, and family of alcoholics who are looking for information and support.
This blogger knows that life and love with an alcoholic is never easy, but she still tries to find the positive and humorous moments in her struggles. Filled with resources, advice, and the facts about alcoholism, The Immortal Alcoholic is one for the Favorite’s list.
Crying Out Now
Women addicts, your search for an online home is over. Crying Out Now is a beautiful, participatory site for women sharing stories of addiction, recovery, loss, hope, pain, and gain. Read about other women’s paths to treatment, or find out a thing or two about the truth about women and their relationship with booze and drugs.
For every story of dark and harrowing compulsions, there are uplifting success stories and inspirational editorials. Crying Out Now is a place for acceptance, hope, and progress for the ladies out there struggling with addiction. Read, contribute, repeat!
Yes, there is such thing as a college experience without drinking and substance abuse. At Sober College, young adults get the chance to pursue educational, social, and career development goals without the influence of alcohol. Young addicts, you have just been introduced to your saving grace.
Filled with information and updates specific to young adult Sober College treatment programs, this site offers hope for young people who need more than a lecture – like a positive environment filled with other young adults who know what they are going through. Success is on the horizon.
I’m Just F.I.N.E. – Recovery in Al-Anon
Dealing with an alcoholic you love isn’t easy – just ask Syd, who has had more alcoholics in his life than anyone would care to count. Syd’s blog, I’m Just F.I.N.E. – Recovery in Al-Anon, is both a reminder that life is possible despite alcoholism and a lovely demonstration of how beautiful that life can be.
Passionate about sailing, friends, and helping others deal with the ripple effect of alcoholism, this blogger knows – and tells – all. Stop by and show Syd your appreciation for his shared wisdom on dealing with alcoholic parents, spouses, aunts, and cousins. You will be glad you did.
Stop Alcohol Deaths (SAD)
This site is just plain SAD – literally. Stop Alcohol Deaths (SAD) is an advocacy and awareness blog dedicated to changing the attitude of youths toward alcohol. Motivated by the loss of a young family member to a binge-drinking episode, this organization has major cultural change on its mind.
Stop by to learn about the impact inappropriate alcohol use has on the culture of universities, the lives of the world’s youths, and the future of alcohol addiction. Get involved in their advocacy projects or donate to the cause to help them accomplish their mission: no more lives lost to alcohol.
Good Life is proof-positive of the best truth an alcoholic can hear: it is possible to overcome addiction and lead a better life. This blogger knows it from firsthand experience. A charming, candid blog filled with wonderful photos and even better articles, Good Life takes a serious commitment to helping others on their way to serenity and success.
Those who haven’t walked the walk have trouble talking the talk, but this sobriety check has no problem there. Visit this stylish and inviting blog to find humor, compassion, substance, and an outstretched hand all rolled into one fabulous resource.
Sober in October
Raw, touching, clever, and at times hilarious, this self-described “40-something female alcoholic just keeping it simple” is a joy and a pleasure to read. Spunky, fresh, and uninhibited, this page holds true writing talent in an unsuspecting, modest blogger.
Each article is followed by dozens of comments, and it’s easy to see why: Sober in October’s blogger has a way of relating to everyone, not just 40-something female alcoholics. Stop by and you’ll see why. This is one sober lady who has alot to celebrate!
Sober Julie is a treat for anyone working hard to live life “straight up.” No bones about it, this funky blogger takes the tired, unappetizing reputation about sobriety and turns it into a day at the circus. Jam-packed with ideas for mocktail recipes, tips for sobriety, and tons of ideas for leading a better (more creative, more enjoyable) life.
Stop by for giveaways, contests, news, and advice for staying sober and getting the most out of life freed from alcohol addiction. Sober Julie knows what’s up, and her readers are loving it. Stay cool, Julie, stay cool.
17 Best Alcoholism Blogs Closing
Alcoholism is an addiction best fought with the support of friends, family, support groups, and a fabulous network of brave bloggers at your side. These writers have broken their chains of addiction and dared to speak out in opposition to the alcohol that once ruled their lives.
Check out their fresh and fun sites, and don’t leave before finding hope, encouragement, understanding, and a sense of community that rivals any AA meeting. Convene with people who are working hard every day to conquer their addiction, and know the companionship and serenity that great blogs can provide.