Alcohol use disorder can have long-term, life threatening effects if left untreated. But while initial treatment can be effective, ongoing support is often critical.
In addition to the right medical and professional care and local support groups, online resources can play an important role, too. This year, we’re honoring alcohol recovery blogs that are committed to educating, inspiring, and empowering people on their recovery journey.
With straight-up information about addiction and recovery, The Fix is a great resource for facts and support. On the blog, readers can browse first-person recovery journeys, new and alternative treatment information, current research and studies, and much more.
This one-of-a-kind community was created for people living a sober life. Connect with people from all walks of life, share stories of recovery, and find support in this community of people who are invigorated by the many opportunities that come from living a sober lifestyle.
A blog chronicling the journey from “liquid courage to sober courage,” this is a great platform for real-life stories about alcohol use disorder, relapse, and the journey of recovery. Readers will also find helpful resources for getting sober and finding support online.
Kate Bee took her last drink in 2013. Since then, she’s been helping women “who want to take a break from booze, but hate the idea of missing out or feeling deprived.” Whether it’s from her numerous blog posts or the “Surviving Wine O’Clock” guide, readers of The Sober School will find many helpful tips for living an alcohol-free life. For women wanting more help quitting drinking, Kate offers a 6-week online coaching program that teaches a step-by-step formula to change your relationship with alcohol for good.
Sober Mommies was founded by Julie Maida as a judgement-free space for mothers seeking support beyond the more traditional drug and alcohol recovery methods, like 12-step programs. At Sober Mommies, they recognize that recovery looks different for everyone, and that it’s important to celebrate all efforts made while seeking sobriety.
This Naked Mind aims to reframe how you think about alcohol by taking away the desire to drink, rather than teaching you how to be sober. Based on Annie Grace’s book “This Naked Mind,” this blog offers personal accounts from people who have found sobriety through the book and the program it offers. You can also hear Annie answer reader questions in video recordings posted to the podcast.
Recovery Speakers offers a wide range of resources for people recovering from addiction in any of its forms, including alcohol. They have the largest collection of audio-recorded recovery talks spanning 70 years. On their blog, readers can find personal recovery stories from guest bloggers and various tips about finding and maintaining recovery.
Jessica seemed to have it all as a successful DJ living in Los Angeles working at the hottest Hollywood parties and nightclubs. On the inside, though, she found herself using alcohol to mask the depression and anxiety she was dealing with in her everyday life. Inspired by her own sobriety, she started A Sober Girls Guide for other women in recovery. Here you’ll find information focused on mental health, wellness, and guidance toward recovery.
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