A recovery blog (or web log) is a type of website or part of a website usually produced by an individual in recovery with regular entries of commentary and personal discussions on different aspects of addiction recovery. It is like an online diary. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs, helping people connect with each other, learn and share ideas.
This network of writers and bloggers are industry leaders interested in the field of addiction treatment. The site embraces new ideas and alternative approaches for the treatment of all types of addiction and aims to stimulate intelligent communication about the trends and discoveries in the treatment of addictions.
Addiction Inbox: The Science of Substance Abuse
Blogger and freelance science writer Dirk Hanson maintains this blog. This is a popular spot to learn about scientific and medical findings on drugs and alcohol. Posts include interviews with neuroscientists, drug policy czars, social science professors, and many others. Hanson simplifies complex medical information on drugs, addiction, alcoholism and treatment therapies to make them easy to read and understand.
The site offers addicts, in and out of recovery, a place to blog and gain insight.
Addictions Recovery Blog
Run by a licensed certified addictions counselor who is also in long term recovery, this blog offers an opportunity for discussion of addiction treatment, recovery, support services, 12 Step Programs, and any other material relevant to addictions and recovery. Newcomers to recovery, old timers, addictions professionals, significant others of a person with a drug or alcohol problem, are all welcome. Registration is required.
Crying Out Now
These voices of a community of women write on addiction and recovery, breaking down walls of stigma and denial and speaking their truths.
The Discovering Alcoholic
This collection of blog posts includes essays, stories, and videos. All the materials share the goal of helping addicts and alcoholics discover themselves, many with a healthy dose of humor. Blog editor Gavin has been clean and sober since 1994. He’s involved in many aspects of the recovery community. Packed with thoughtful and contemplative tips, this blog is a supportive place to spend some time.
Drinking to Distraction
A blog about quitting drinking, what was lost and what was gained. It explores the concept of distraction and the ways we use them to avoid living an aware or authentic life.
The Fix, a leading website on addiction and recovery, has launched a blog that features a variety of expert voices and personal stories on everything to do with addiction and recovery.
Guinevere Gets Sober
This blog follows the recovery and insights of a mom with a successful career as she talks about the meaning of addiction and common assumptions about drug abuse. The author’s moving personal posts show how practices like yoga and everyday experiences can support recovery. The blog is directed towards addicts and their loved ones.
The Hurt Healer
A gentle, inspirational blog by a woman in recovery.
Certified coach and addiction counselor Tim Welch publishes daily affirmations, uplifting quotes, poems, and stories offered by people in recovery and their loved ones, as well as images of calming and inspirational landscapes.
A different take on sobriety packed with ideas for food and mocktail recipes, real stories of recovery, tips for sobriety, reflections on life and many ideas for leading a better (more creative, more enjoyable) life.
The Spirit of Recovery
Blogger Ron is a 57-year-old recovering alcoholic. The blog tells his personal story of recovery, as well as his own interpretation of each of the 12 steps. This site is a great place to get inspired and motivated in your recovery.
Yoga and Recovery
Written by a yoga teacher in recovery, this blog focuses on healing, self care, breathing, AA, addiction, co-dependency, working a practice for health and self discovery, relapse prevention and compassion.