Message Boards

A message board is a place where you can post, respond to, or simply read messages posted by others. Typically, they are free to use, though some type of registration is usually required to access all features. Most message boards require a username (first name and initial, or fictional name), a password, and an email address.

Visitors can also begin a new discussion by starting a "thread" on the board to which others can reply. These messages will often remain posted for an indefinite period time, so a thread begun today can help support others who visit the board months or even years from now.


AA Sober Living (
Online recovery help for those in all stages of recovery, family, friends and loved ones including message boards, chats, blogs, and daily and weekly readings.

SoberRecovery (
The message board in this directory of recovery resources covers a wide variety of categories: Newcomers, Ask the Experts, General Forums, Alcoholism (AA, Alanon, ACOA), Drug Addiction (NA, Nar-Anon), Family and Friends, Mental Health and much more.


Google Groups (
The google search engine includes a searchable “Groups” section where visitors can search hundreds of message boards simultaneously. This is often a good starting point when searching for specific information that may be difficult to locate otherwise.

This free online drug rehab group was originally set up just to help those trying to quit marijuana but they now welcome anyone struggling with drug addiction.

National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (
The web site of this non-profit organization includes ways of locating physicians who offer treatment with buprenoprhine as well as informative educational material and an online discussion board.

Quitza (
Quitza is a forum for people quitting smoking. It also includes personalized progress tracking technology that allows users to see accurate and real time statistics about their quit attempts displaying both short term data (such as the amount of cigarettes not smoked or the amount of money saved) and long term data (their statistical risk of getting heart disease, stroke or cancer, or how much longer they will live on average). This allows users to track their progress and benefits so they are motivated by seeing small gradual improvements in a long process of recovery.

Updated February 13, 2019