SAMHSA National Helpline
Confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information.
Online Recovery Support Groups
About: This subreddit is a place to motivate each other to control or stop drinking. We welcome anyone who wishes to join in by asking for advice, sharing our experiences and stories, or just encouraging someone who is trying to quit or cut down. Please post only when sober; you’re welcome to read in the meanwhile.
Population: 259k members
Remote Recovery Facebook Group
About: Remote Recovery was created as a way for people in any abstinence focused program of recovery to connect and share support, solution, and resources remotely. This group is not affiliated with any program, 12 Step or otherwise. This group is for all people seeking support in abstinence based recovery.
Population: 28.6k members
About: Just some sisters trying to help other sisters not slip and fall back into that same stupid pattern of insanity. We are here to help lift each other up, encourage one another, and just be there to lend an ear, and a helping hand. We are NOT here to judge! We are spreading awareness that we DO recover, one day at a time! Keep in mind addiction comes in many forms, not just drugs or alcohol. I.e. food, sex, shopping, gambling etc. Feel free to post whatever you would like. You do NOT have to be an addict to become a member.
About: She Recovers offers tons of online support for women in recovery including Facebook groups for women of color, women first responders, healthcare professionals, moms of kids with higher needs, and more!
Population: depends on the group. Their biggest group has 6.5k members.
Sobriety & Recovery + Yoga & Meditation
About: This is a circle (community) in Insight Timer (Meditation app) that focuses on sharing meditations that help them stay sober. This group will soon be doing a recovery-focused meditation every morning at 8:30am PT.
Population: 105 members
About: Café RE is a community of like-minded individuals who are working together to achieve a new life without alcohol. Quitting drinking alone is nearly impossible, but when surrounded by others who share the same communal goal of an alcohol-free life, it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when” you ditch the booze. The Café RE Facebook groups are private and unsearchable which means that only members of the community can see who’s in the groups and what is being said. Whether you’re looking to quit drinking for a month, a year, or are simply sober curious, you’ll find the support needed to reach your goals in the community.
Population: No more than 300 people to preserve intimacy
Cost: $20/month plus a $20 setup fee
About: Club RPG is a membership only community offering virtual meetings, community discussion boards, in-person events as well as access to videos, talks, interviews and coaching sessions.
Join a community of sober people who are trying to get fit together! You receive workout plans and have access to an online support group of people who are trying to stay sober and get fit. This is run by a fellow sober coach who is passionate about helping other people fall in love with fitness while on their recovery journey!
Cost: $19 /month – first month is HALF OFF (only $9)!
About: The OIAA Directory features 1,000+ meetings worldwide, listed below and adjusted for your timezone. You can filter by day, format, or language—or search by meeting name. You can also change timezones, or select the filter, “24/7”, for meetings (email, chat, etc) available anytime.
About: Dharma Recovery is about using buddhist practices and principles to heal the suffering of addition. They offer tons of online meetings based on region.
LifeRing Secular Recovery
About: LifeRing is about providing an abstinence-based, secular, and self-empowered addiction recovery pathway through meetings and support networts.
About: SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The SMART approach is secular and science-based, using cognitive behavioral therapy and non-confrontational motivational methods.
About: Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddharta Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. Siddharta was a radical psychologist and spiritual revolutionary. Our program does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and to do the hard work of recovery. Our program is a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addiction using the traditional buddhist practices of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Host: Paul Churchill
About: Paul started this podcast in early sobriety to hold himself accountable as publicly as possible. He shares his struggles, triumphs, and every lesson he’s learned along the way. He also invites others to share their stories of addiction and recovery so he can learn from then and be reminded that HE IS NOT ALONE! Also, Paul is super relatable and funny and just enjoyable to listen to!
Vibe: Paul is super laid back, funny, and relatable. Every episode makes you feel like you’re hanging out with a friend.
F*cking Sober Podcast
About: A comedic, mostly nonfictional narrative podcast that follows an account of someone’s first 90 days of getting fucking sober! This podcast is SO well done- great production, amazing storytelling! A must-listen!
Vibe: Witty, honest, relatable, subversive.
The Bubble Hour
Host: Jean McCarthy
About: Jean M. is a sober woman who started The Bubble Hour podcast because she wanted to break down the walls of stigma and denial around alcohol use disorder. In her podcast, which has more than 200 episodes, she invites guests on to discuss the various areas of sobriety and recovery that affect all of us today. This can mean talking about anything from early recovery to how to plan for a new year to celebrating your soberversary.
Vibe: Jean is like that friend that always wanted to go to happy hour, except sober.
The Sober Powered Podcast
Host: Gill Tietz
Learn more about the psychology and biology behind addiction! Gill is a super relatable host and a biochemist who uses her love for science to help people stop drinking!
The Addicted Mind Podcast
About: The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction, its impact and the latest treatment options available. This podcast aims to create an environment of compassion for individuals caught in the destructive grip of the addictive process. It works to deliver real hope to people who are suffering from addiction’s painful impact.The podcast dives into what drives the addictive process, explores the latest research on addiction and talks about the latest addiction treatment options. They also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people who have helped others or have overcome addiction themselves.
Vibe: Your science and research class with the cool professor.
This Naked Mind Podcast
About: Bestselling author Annie Grace invites you to explore the role of alcohol in our lives and culture without rules, pain, or judgement. Join Annie and hundreds of others as they share their real, honest and open stories about the role of alcohol in their lives and how they found their freedom and regained control.
Hosts: Terri and Suzanne
About: Join PR Media guru Terri Hartman and The Real Housewife of The Suburbs of Atlanta who became fed up with the alcohol-soaked society and now offer a raw sense of connection to help others struggling with addiction.
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Bill W.
About: The premise of the book describes the 12-Step program that a treatise on recovery from alcoholism.Please note this book can come off as very “male” and “old-fashioned” but still had lots of great wisdom. Please proceed with an open mind.
Author: Sarah Hepola
Book type: Memoir
About: A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure — the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It’s about giving up the thing you cherish most — but getting yourself back in return.
This Naked Mind
Author: Annie Grace
Book type: Blend of science and storytelling
About: Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress relief associated with alcohol and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.
This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie’s own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-listen for anyone who drinks.
Drinking: A Love Story
Author: Caroline Knapp
Book style: Memoir
About: Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life.
Easy Way To Stop Drinking
Author: Allen Carr
Book Style: Self-help
About: Carr offers a startling new view of why we drink and how we can escape the addiction. Step by step, with clarity and simplicity, he applies the Easyway™ method, dispelling all the illusions that surround the subject of drinking and that can make it almost impossible to imagine a life without alcohol. Only when we step away from all these supposed pleasures and understand how we are being duped to believe we are receiving real benefits can we begin to live our lives free from any desire or need for drinking.
The Body Keeps Score
Author: Vesser Van Der Kolk
Book Style: Science and research.
About: In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Quit Like a Woman
Author: Holly Witacker
Book Style: Research and anecdotal
About: Written in a relatable voice that is honest and witty, Quit Like a Woman is at once a groundbreaking look at drinking culture and a road map to cutting out alcohol in order to live our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. You will never look at drinking the same way again.
For Friends & Family of Alcoholics
This subreddit offers insight and support for people who are being impacted by someone else’s drinking.