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.
Alcohol Recovery Blog
A thoughtful blog on the realities of alcohol addiction and recovery from a non-12 step mindfulness and rational/smart recovery perspective.
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.
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.
It's not always Crystal clear
An honest and insightful account of a woman and mother’s journey from addiction through recovery, and after, from a Christian perspective.
A Recovering Addicts Experience
This is a well maintained and thoughtful blog on many aspects of recovery, including different perspectives and ways of looking at addiction and recovery. The purpose is to communicate the struggle and processes that bring those in recovery together and provide support that gives strength and courage to keep fighting. Another focus is to help inspire understanding and compassion for those in recovery and see what is helpful in that process.
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.
Sober Long Time - Now What?
A weekly blog on the challenges and joys of long term recovery, written by a certified alcohol & drug counselor who has been in the field for 25+ years and is in long term recovery herself (31 years). The blog explores various topics related to long term recovery, focusing on different aspects of the emotional recovery that follows physical sobriety.
A Spiritual Evolution
These well written reflections on recovery using the spiritual principles of the 12 Steps are written by an alcoholic 21 years sober. They are honest, engaging, helpful and easy to identify with - well worth following for her truths and insights.
Waking Up the Ghost
This engaging and insightful blog touches on all aspects of living life in recovery. It is done with wisdom and humor and presents a unique look at processing life through the lens of recovery.