This blog is strictly intended as an outlet and offer of support and should in no way replace professional help. IF YOU’RE FEELING SUICIDAL, CALL 911 PLEASE (there are more resources for help at the bottom of this page). STAY; your story isn’t over yet!
There’s no “right” way to get sober. Some people need different combinations of help, including detox, meetings, counselors, medication, or online outlets and resources – you need to decide what could be right for you. If you’re not sure, you should speak with your health care provider, for starters. I’m not saying they know what’s best for you, but they have information and resources. Not everyone gets sober the same way, but it’s certainly possible! Here are some helpful resources.
Online recovery resources
- Heroes In Recovery – Read inspiring stories from people just like me and you. Mine’s in there! Yours could be, too. 🙂
- Sober Mommies – Genius. The unwavering and non-judgmental support offered here is incredible.
- Recovery Systems Institute
- Online Intergroup– exclusively for AA and requires that you send in a request to join.
- In the Rooms – just sign up and you can access an extensive roster of meetings, like AA, NA, CODA, ACA, OA, Women in Recovery, and so on.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Refuge Recovery
- S.M.A.R.T. Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training)
Online mental health resources
There’s certainly a connection between substance abuse and mental health disorders. Everyone is mental, ya know? Some of us are just better at hiding it. Since most mental illnesses are easy enough to hide, it can seem simpler to just not tell anyone and suffer alone. The more we talk about our shit, the less stigmatized it becomes. There’s no reason to continue suffering. Help is out there. It’s up to you to find it.
At the end of your rope?
Take it one second at a time. This moment right here, while you’re reading my blog, we’re connected. Your intention is there to take care of yourself. We can do this.
Reach out! Send someone a message, even if it’s just to say “hi.” Write it out. Work it out. Send me a message. This time will pass and you’ll come out a warrior. You already are.
IF YOU’RE FEELING SUICIDAL, CALL 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s a network of crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I’m sure they’ve heard some fucked up shit many times over, so just do it. It could save your life and we all want that for you.
4 thoughts on “Resources”
I’m writing to see if you are still actively updating your page:
My name is Anthony and I work with Drugrehab.com, a free web resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues.
We’ve recently created a Sobriety E-Book that I think you might be interested in. It goes well as a resource with our newly added Relapse page:
I believe this page would be a valuable resource to share with your readers. Would you consider adding it on your page to help spread awareness?
Thank you for your time. Have a great rest of your day!
Thanks Anthony. I checked your site out and I like it. Added to my resources page. Getting the word out about recovery one link at a time! 🙂
Chrystal! I LOOOOVE your site – thanks so much for helping me feel like I’m not the only one with these thoughts about sobriety, anxiety, stigma etc, etc. I’m actually a writer for a marketing firm that promotes addiction recovery sites and my job is to seek out cook sober bloggers like yourself and collaborate. It’s a good opp for cross promotion and there’s no money involved – it’s just a swap of content basically. Would you give me a call or let me know best way to get in touch with you? It’s a little much for your form here so I don’t want to bombard you with a bunch of garble that’s easier to handle in a quick call.
I’m at 561-455-6769 and you can reach me betw 9am and 9pm EST, Hope to hear from you!! JOY