Recovery | Family & Friends

Online & Alternative Recovery Support Resources

Recovery knows no bounds.

There is no one model for addiction recovery. It exists across the spectrum from in-person support meetings, one on one counseling, to hiking with close friends or commenting on posts in an internet forum. To paraphrase the old mantra – “whatever works”. So with that said, take a look at our comprehensive rundown of technology-based recovery supports, and some alternative recovery supports that have been gaining traction in recent years. See our full rundown of Recovery Pathways here.

7 Cups

“Whether you are going through a challenging time or just want to talk to someone, at 7 Cups you’ll find a path connecting you to kind people and helping you develop new skills to solve your problems.”  


In The Rooms

“The World’s Largest, Online Social Network for the Global Recovery Community. InTheRooms is for people already in Recovery, Seeking Immediate Help from any Addiction, and their Family, Friends and Allies.”


Recovery 2.0

“Recovery 2.0 is a global movement that embraces an holistic approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. The community honors all effective paths to recovery and emphasizes the importance of mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation, athletics, nutrition and community as part of an effective path to recovery and joy in life.”


Reddit (R/StopDrinking)

“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.”


She Recovers

“We recover from drug addiction, alcoholism, codependency, love and sex addiction, disordered eating and eating disorders, workaholism and perfectionism. We recover from depression and other mental illness, burnout, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, self-harm, cancer and chronic illness. We recover from having our hearts broken, from losing our marriages, our homes, or our jobs. Women who are recovering in all areas of their lives and who follow all pathways of recovery are warmly welcomed here on She Recovers.”


SMART Recovery Checkup & Choices

“CheckUp & Choices is a confidential online program that can help you achieve and maintain abstinence. It is based on the 4-Point Program® of SMART Recovery, and designed to enhance your efforts. CheckUp & Choices has parallel but separate modules for alcohol, marijuana, opioids, stimulants, as well as compulsive gambling.”


The Sobriety Collective

“Our vision for the collective is to have a living, breathing community of awesome SOBER people, making contributions in music, film, writing, fashion, technology, beauty, business, comedy, photography/art, philanthropy, education, fitness, wherever/whatever/whoever YOU are.”



“WEconnect is a solutions-based platform that addresses the most crucial time during someone’s recovery: the first year of sobriety, and equally benefits someone in long-term recovery. Our mission is to support inpatient, outpatient, healthcare systems, sober living programs and partners to save lives. We achieve this by reducing relapse and making recovery fun, accountable and keeping individuals connected to community support.”

Alternative Recovery Tools:

  • Amino Acid Therapies
  • The Artist’s Way
  • Dance, Music, Art, Journaling/Therapeutic Writing
  • Equine Therapy
  • Wolf Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • MBSR (Mindful-Based Stress Reduction)
  • MBRP (Mindful-Based Relapse Prevention)
  • WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • Yoga in Recovery
  • Holistic Health and Natural Alternatives

Additional Recovery Resources

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Recovery: Defined

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Recovery Support Services

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Family Recovery

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Alcohol & Drugs in the Workplace

Prevention, Counseling, Health & Wellness, Housing, Legal, Recovery, Research & Policy, Schools, Treatment

Facts About Drugs

Treatment, Counseling, Health & Wellness, Housing, Legal, Prevention, Recovery, Research & Policy, Schools

Facts About Alcohol

Treatment, Counseling, Health & Wellness, Prevention, Recovery, Research & Policy

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