Recovery Blogs & Sites
A by-no-means comprehensive collection of the efforts of some of my favorite people on the ”recovery-friendly Web.” A work in progress.
I quit drinking alcohol in November 2011. What I’ve learned is that there is no one right way to approach sobriety. People have different reasons for drinking and different reasons for quitting, and there’s usually a lot more trouble brewing underneath the surface than simply the booze itself.
"I can choose to feel good about who I am. Every morning, I remind myself that I have this choice. Options are awesome. I suppose I can decide to feel like shit if I want to. But why on earth would I do that? It just doesn't make any sense."
We recover through creativity. We live an intentional life. We thrive.
Grab a cup of tea. Bring your sketchbook, your knitting, your favorite record. Come tell us your story. There's always an open chair.
"…our goal here is to not only help addicts find the treatment they need but also to help as many people as possible (including us!) discover what healthier living can be like. In other words, if the party you went to devolved into the worst after party imaginable, we’re hoping to help make the real after party we’re covering here the best of our lives."
"…a living, breathing community (hence, the "collective") of awesome SOBER people, making contributions in music, film, writing, fashion, technology, business, comedy, photography/art, philanthropy, education, fitness, whoever YOU are. I believe I have a lot to contribute: ideas, music, love, friendship, my general quirkiness and zest for life. And snort laughs."
Magz Shores' inspirational blog about celebrating life in recovery, with a focus on early sobriety, surviving Friday nights sober, sober parenting, personal growth in sobriety, dealing with the social stigma, and so much more! Join Magz on the journey from liquid courage to sober courage, one day at a time!
Kelly Fitzgerald, the Sober Señorita, shares stories of "hope, love, and strength" along with her resources and experiences in navigating the rocky road of sobriety.
"One of the joys of writing is continuing the conversation with others who not only want to hear my story, but share their own stories of transformation. Transformation Is Real serves as host for other writers to share that real transformation is available and within the grasp of anyone."
After ten years as a functioning (and then not so functioning) alcoholic, Marilyn Spiller is "trying my hand" at sobriety and attempting to find the humor in her past as an active alcoholic. Marilyn is a "temperate in a tipsy world!"
I am learning to walk without the crutch of alcohol. I began writing this blog on my first day of sobriety. Gulp. I drank quietly in private and have managed to quit just as privately. The purpose of this blog is to help make me accountable and, as it turns out, to encourage others along the way.
The first three decades of my life were spent moving away from myself, and the last three years have been my journey back home. I’m documenting it here. For you, and for me. My mission is to show up and stand in the light every damn day I can. Without hiding my holes and bruises. Yes, this is a story about addiction and recovery. But it’s really a story about reclaiming life.