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Alcoholism has been known by a variety of terms. Today it’s known as alcohol use disorder (AUD). People with AUD continue to drink alcohol despite any negative consequences.
If left untreated, AUD can interfere with family and work relationships. It can also lead to lifelong and life-threatening effects on health.
The good news is that treatment is available. But even after receiving treatment, most people with AUD need ongoing support.
Along with medical and professional care, in-person resources, and local support groups, online resources can be a helpful part of the journey.
These blogs may help you or a loved one connect with others and learn from their stories.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism blog is a useful resource if you’re looking for an extensive collection of articles and information related to AUD. 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 AUD and how it affects the body. Visit the blog.
Addiction Inbox author Dirk Hanson focuses on different types of substance use disorders here. He aims to enlighten readers about different facets of AUD and bust various misconceptions about addiction. His compassion is unmistakable as he describes how this disease affects both people with it and their families. Visit the blog.
The Immortal Alcoholic
Linda Bartee Doyne is married to a man with end-stage AUD. On The Immortal Alcoholic, she shares her personal experiences with the disease as a spouse. Linda speaks candidly about how this disease affects people with it and their family and friends. She gives readers an honest look into her life, speaks to others in the AUD and addiction community, and offers advice to help families heal. Visit the blog.
Julie began her road to recovery in 2010. She uses Sober Julie to discuss the challenges she faces and chronicles her journey to a healthier life. She gives readers hope and strength while bringing awareness to the obstacles people face during recovery. You’ll find stories on recovery, sobriety tips, and a variety of lifestyle pieces related to family, recipes, and travel. Visit the blog.
Addy understands firsthand the pain of losing a loved one to AUD. It’s emotionally devastating, and while some people might shut down after a loss, Addy willingly opens up about her struggles on Alcoholic Daze. Her hope is to inspire others in similar situations. Visit the blog.
Mrs. D Is Going Without
Mrs. D regularly drank alcohol starting at age 15, but eventually made the decision to remove alcohol from her life at 39. On Mrs. D Is Going Without, her optimism and positivity exude 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 on their own recovery. Visit the blog.
Jean started UnPickled 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. Visit the blog.
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 loved ones with AUD. Visit the blog.
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization committed to “shattering” the stigma associated with addiction. Their blog inspires, motivates, and provides hope to people and their families. It also serves as an educational tool for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of this disease. The site encourages recovery and offers tools to help people with AUD succeed. Visit the blog.
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 lows 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. Visit the blog.
The Morningside Blog
Morningside Recovery’s blog provides the support needed for long-lasting sobriety. Whether you have AUD or are the loved one of someone with the disease, the blog has information beneficial to everyone. It promotes positive changes and offers strategies to help maintain motivation. The blog provides everything from seasonal tips to advice on how to use exercise to curb alcohol cravings. Visit the blog.
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA)
CADA is a go-to resource for information on substance use prevention, intervention, and treatment programs. Based near Santa Barbara, California, they have extensive resources for both adults and children, including everything from pregnancy-specific programs to youth mentorship partnerships. Their local events can help get you plugged into a supportive and transformative community with activities like hiking, charity balls, and monthly luncheons. Visit the blog.
Spiritual River provides a judgment-free zone to get help and discuss issues that crop up during the recovery journey of a substance use disorder. Anonymous forums and a hotline let you get help easily. You can also offer valuable advice to others who may need it. The site’s holistic blog section touches on how substance use disorders affect the entirety of a person, along with remedies for coping. Visit the blog.
Chaunie Brusie, BSN, is a registered nurse in labor and delivery, critical care, and long-term care nursing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and four young children and is the author of the book “Tiny Blue Lines.”