When I ask people in recovery what finally made the difference for them, I repeatedly hear the same thing: I asked for help. Reach out and talk to someone. Ask for prayer. Find a meeting. Confide in a friend. There are so many ways to get help and find help.
If you are struggling or just need a little extra support, please get it. Getting sober and staying sober is the number one goal.
The internet is filled with wonderful and helpful resources for you to use to educate yourself about addiction, find help and support, and get tips to help you get and stay clean and sober. We’ve listed a few here but there are many, many more!
Please note: Inclusion here does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. Do your research and due diligence.
We believe there is no one “right” way. Each person’s recovery is an individual journey so look around and find what works for you!
It is our custom to bless people who are starting to look for help. We know it is not easy. It’s scary. You don’t really know what it will be like. But if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, it is a sane decision. And that counts for a lot. We hope the options you find here will be helpful.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. SMART Recovery® is an abstinence-based, not- for-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. Not a 12-step program.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. The 12 Steps and the 8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.
The Bubble Hour is hosted by Jean M., a sober woman dedicated to breaking down the walls of stigma and denial surrounding the disease of alcoholism. Alcoholism effects more than 50% of American adults, either directly or indirectly, and yet it still remains a “taboo” topic and is still mostly misunderstood by the majority of people (even those effected by alcoholism and their loved ones). The Bubble Hour seeks to inform, educate and help people identify with the stories they hear, the conversations and interviews with people who are just like they are, and let people know they aren’t alone.
SHAIR is an acronym for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery! It’s a podcast where recovering addicts and alcoholics share their life changing success stories. The battles against drugs and alcohol, the wreckage it caused in their lives, when they hit rock bottom, and finally their inspiring journey into recovery up until today. My hope is that these stories will inspire our listeners to find recovery and learn to live clean and sober one day at a time.
RU is a biblicaly based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.
The Addiction & Recovery Network, a division of the American Association of Christian Counselors, is designed for mental health practitioners, as well as pastors, ministry leaders and lay caregivers who desire to better understand and help those struggling with various forms of addiction.