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According to the American Addiction Centers (AAC), approximately 7.2 percent of adults in the U.S have an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism is a serious problem affecting young and old. If left untreated, it can interfere with family and work relationships as well as cause lifelong and life-threatening effects on health.
The good news is that treatment is available. But even after receiving treatment, you or a loved one may need ongoing support. This assistance can come from your doctor, local support groups, and even online sources, where bloggers open their hearts and lives to educate and assist people going through similar journeys with alcoholism.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The website of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is an extremely useful resource if you're looking for an extensive collection of articles and information related to alcoholism. Whether it’s your first time researching this topic or you’re looking to expand on what you already know, you’ll leave this site with a deeper understanding of alcoholism and how it affects the body.
The author of this blog, Dirk Hanson, focuses on different types of substance abuse, including drugs and alcoholism. He aims to enlighten readers about different facets of alcoholism as well as myth-bust various misconceptions about alcoholism and addiction. His compassion is unmistakable as he describes how this disease affects both sufferers and their families.
Guinevere Gets Sober
Jennifer Matesa is the author of four nonfiction books, including two on the subject of addiction. Her blog focuses on addiction and recovery, whether it's addiction to alcohol, nicotine, or drugs. She has experience with drug addiction, and becoming sober was her inspiration to start blogging. Her blog is a platform for sharing her experience, encouraging others, and removing the stigma associated with addiction and recovery.
The Immortal Alcoholic
Linda Bartee Doyne is married to an end-stage alcoholic. On her blog she shares her personal experiences with the disease as a spouse. Linda speaks candidly about how this disease affects victims and their family and friends. She gives readers an honest look into her life, speaks to others in the alcoholism and addiction community, and offers advice to help families heal.
I'm just F.I.N.E — Recovery in Al-Anon
Syd has witnessed several members of his family struggle with alcohol abuse, including his father and wife. He talks about his trials and experiences on his blog, including his decision to join Al-Anon. He discusses the steps he's taken to cope with the effects of being the loved one of an alcoholic, and uses his blog to help others find comfort and serenity.
Life … Straight Up! with Sober Julie
Julie began her road to recovery in 2010. She uses her blog to discuss the challenges she faces and to chronicle her journey to a healthier life. She gives readers hope and strength while bringing awareness to the obstacles victims face during recovery. You’ll find stories on recovery, sobriety tips, and a variety of lifestyle pieces related to family, recipes, and travel.
Addy understands first-hand the pain of losing a loved one to alcoholism. It’s emotionally devastating, and while some people might shut down after a loss, Addy willingly opens up about her struggles. Her hope is to inspire others in similar situations.
Mrs. D Is Going Without
Mrs. D was a regular drinker from the age of 15, but eventually made the decision to remove alcohol from her life at age 39. She began blogging about her sobriety. Her optimism and positivity exudes from every post. She frequently expresses the many ways in which her life has improved since giving up alcohol, and she encourages her community not to give up in their journeys.
Jean started her blog on her first day of sobriety. She strives to connect with her readers and writes every post with the intent of encouraging them to stay strong and not give up. Jean writes about the personal challenges she’s faced on the road to recovery, providing an open, honest, and sometimes humorous resource to others doing the same.
The Fix is committed to providing the most up-to-date information related to addiction and recovery. Their blog is the ultimate resource, whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge or receive support. Check it out for feature articles, news releases, and blog posts that offer practical guidance and encouragement to assist you in your journey and help you prevent a relapse. There’s also helpful content to assist the loved ones of addicts.
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization committed to “shattering” the stigma associated with addiction. Their blog inspires, motivates, and provides hope to victims and their families. It also serves as an educational tool for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on this disease. For example, there’s a post explaining the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism as well as information on how alcohol affects the liver. The site encourages recovery and offers tools to help victims succeed.
The High-Functioning Alcoholic
This blog on the Psychology Today website is written by Sarah Allen Benton, a licensed mental health counselor and author. She uses this blog as a platform to bring awareness to alcohol addiction. The posts encourage conversations to help as many people as possible recognize signs of addiction. The posts are filled with compassion and include tips for achieving sobriety and overcoming negative emotions like shame.
Sober in 100 Days
The path to recovery is different for each person. With his blog, Bren Murphy documents the changes he’s made to break free from his addiction. He offers readers a peek into his personal life and discusses how he stays grounded and alcohol-free. Bren is open about his recovery and invites readers to share their personal stories.
Drunky Drunk Girl
Being sober isn't always a walk in the park, and the author of Drunky Drunk Girl isn't afraid to speak about the highs and lulls of sobriety. As a former lover of wine, her blog has been instrumental in detailing her road to recovery. Her posts are genuine and often emotional, resonating with readers regardless of their recovery stage.
The Morningside Blog
Morningside Recovery’s blog provides addicts with the support they need for long-lasting sobriety. Whether you’re a sufferer or the loved one of an addict, the blog has information beneficial to everyone. It promotes positive changes and offers strategies to help victims maintain their motivation and succeed. The blog provides everything from seasonal tips to advice on how to use exercise to curb alcohol cravings.