Happy Sober Friday!
If you are new to sobriety you may find Friday nights particularly difficult to get through, especially if all your friends go out to bars, or parties while you’re trying to stay sober. Fridays were terribly hard for me! They just seemed like the one day a week that my craving just kicked in full force! I needed to keep myself occupied, and stay focused on what I really wanted to get accomplish: stay sober for the few hours till midnight. After all it is just one night, except it repeats every week! UGH.
So, as I have been looking to get more connected and fill up my free time, I have discovered many websites dedicated to offering social communities for people in recovery! I found them to be a really great support tool, where I have been able to interact with people in recovery without needing to leave the comforts of my couch! I am currently a member of the Social Community and Soberistas, and I have just joined In The Rooms, it’s like the Facebook for recovery, very cool. Check them out, and have an awesome sober night!
In The Rooms
This site is the worlds largest Recovery Social Network. Whether you’re sober, clean, or seeking help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, we welcome you, and will connect you with other people who share YOUR addiction, in YOUR local area, and all across the world!
This site is part of the Hazelden network, providing recovering addicts with free membership-only access to online chat rooms and discussion boards. Members also have access to online meetings, podcasts and the book club.
This site is provided through Alcoholics Anonymous. The online fellowship allows men and women struggling with addiction to share their recovery experiences, strength and hope for through email, chat, message boards, and online meetings. Also offers meetings in 13 different languages.
This site is a social network that is free to join, where you can meet people who are trying to resolve their problematic drinking patterns, and people who have successfully kicked the booze. Talk, write, offload, share. Based in the UK.
This site hosts online voice and video 12 step meetings for those afflicted with or impacted by addiction of any form. All are welcome to join, it’s free and there’s no need to sign up! Times listed in the schedule are based off our server in San Francisco, California (PST).
**All of the above information has been provided by the website’s own descriptions.
For Other Friday Night Pep-Talk posts click HERE.
If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with alcohol addiction, please click the Find Support link for an extensive list of support groups. Also please check out the links to many useful resources in the sidebar, and always feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also find some great inspiration and support from all the awesome sober bloggers listed in the side bar under POSTS I LIKE and RECOVERY BLOGGERS, as well as Sober Courage page on Facebook and Sober Courage on Twitter.