You will not find anything here that is a step by step instruction manual on how to get clean and stay sober. That does not exist, there is no One Size Fits All treatment for substance abuse or other addictions. Here, I have compiled a list of resources and tools to aid you in your recovery. From personal recovery blogs to sobriety facebook groups, it’s all here in one place. Plus, it will be updated from time to time.
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In my opinion, here are best recovery blogs. I visit them regularly. They all offer some form of advice, hope, or guidance that aids me in my recovery. Check them out, I promise you will love them.
Must Read Recovery Blogs
A great recovery blog for women recovering from alcohol, divorce, mental health issues, and much more. The author, Ashley is a recovering alcoholic herself and delivers must-read content.
One of the more recent recovery blogs that I have found that I absolutely adore. Created by Robin Wright, a recovering addict herself. She writes about life after addiction, sharing her struggles and triumphs in hopes of helping someone. Not to mention, she is an advocate for stopping the stigma of addiction which is a definite plus in my book.
Addiction and recovery, straight up. The Fix is one of the first addiction recovery blogs that I came across. Here you can find info on anything dealing with addiction or recovery that you could think of. Plus, I wrote a guest post in the very beginning of my blogging journey. Check it out here.
Hands down, leahgrey.com is one of my favorite addiction recovery sites ever! The topics, the stories, the package, it’s all pretty dang good if you ask me. Although, Leah Grey is not an addict but, the wife of an addict. Her site is dedicated to people whose loved ones are lost in the chaos of addiction. Remember, addiction is a family disease, it affects the entire family.
Mental & Spiritual Uplifters
Not only does Maintaining Miracles focus on addiction recovery, there is much more to recovery. In order to truly be in recovery, you must be happy with yourself. Your body physically recovers, your should must spiritually recovery, and your mind must recovery mentally. Here are a few blogs that I recommend you start following. These blogs empower women and make a spiritual and mental difference.
This blog, FlightandScarlet is all about feminism and equality. From the moment I began to read, I fell head over heels in love. As many people, I viewed feminism as a bunch of butch looking women with hairy legs, wearing no bras, and trying to beat up every male that they laid eyes on. Sareeta explains how that is not feminism at all. In fact, feminism is about equality more than anything. If you want to discover the undercover feminist in you, check it out.
One way to mentally and spiritually heal is to find your higher power. Since I’m not a 12 stepper or choose to associate with Narcotics Anonymous in any way, I have my own beliefs. Yes, I believe in God. Yes, I am a Christian. Do I practice as much as I should? Not at all but, I’m working on it. Arabah Joy is another of my absolute faves. This blog dives head first into Christianity in a non-preachy way.
Let me start by saying this right now, Facebook is for the birds. I do not like Facebook. Actually, I am beginning to loathe it. While there are a few very good Facebook groups, the vast majority of FB groups are drama and bullshit. That being said, if you are in early recovery, be careful. You need to watch out for people who prey on your vulnerability or who are just plain ignorant. If you are looking for support from some wonderful women, here are a few FB groups that I belong to and will recommend. FYI – The majority if not all of these groups are closed groups so you must request to join.
This FB group is specifically for mothers on mat including Methadone, Subutex, Suboxone, Vivitrol, etc. It has some pretty cool administrators. Plus, you can find a lot of advice and help here from mothers that have personally been through it.
You guessed it, this FB group is for sober mommies. It doesn’t matter what addiction you are struggling with, they do not discriminate, and everyone is welcome. The boss lady, Julie is straightforward, helpful, supportive, and will not put up with any bullshit. If your fine with being a group that includes all addictions, this will be great for you.
If you are on methadone, this is hands down the best group in my opinion. The administrator, Dez is a complete sweetheart who makes this fb group a laid back, easy going atmosphere where you feel completely comfortable. That helps in being able to share your problems with others. The people there aren’t ignorant and offer real and raw support and advice.
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