Finally kicked your addiction and need some reading to stay on track?
Or are you thinking of quitting once-and-for-all and you just need a bit of inspiration to get you going?
Whatever the reason, it’s so helpful to read the stories of people that you can relate to, from people that suffer from the same illness as you.
It can be a lonely feeling when you’re quitting smoking, drinking, getting high, or whatever it is. If you’re an addict, you can’t help but feel that people just don’t get it, no matter how great your support system is.
The beauty and power of embracing the “global village” is that you can find other folks in far-reaching lands that are going through the same stuff as you are.
Here are the top 5 addiction blogs for getting you through the hard times.
Since Right Now
Chris Aguirre’s blog looks like the hippest resource for finding new music or up and coming artists. What you’ll find on here are personal anecdotes, recovery fiction, podcasts, short films, and artwork that touch on all aspects of addiction from those who’ve experienced it first hand.
This site is perfect for someone who is an artist or an artist at heart, maybe someone who used to associate their addiction with their art. This site shows you that creativity is a human trait and doesn’t come from substances.
I Love Recovery Cafe
The I Love Recovery Cafe is a sounding board for addicts and former addicts of all kinds from drugs and alcohol, to food, to love and relationships. It acts as a platform for people to tell their stories anonymously or otherwise.
Like Since Right Now, you’ll find an arts section, podcasts, and health and lifestyle tips. If you need to feel like there are people out there that understand what you’re going through, this one is for you.
She Recovers is geared towards (self-identifying) women recovering from substance use, codependency, grief, and low self-esteem to name a few. It’s set up to look like the yoga retreat of God’s dreams.
On this blog, you’ll find a reading room, yoga instruction, and information on retreats and other events.
The Immortal Alcoholic
The Immortal Alcoholic is told from the perspective of Linda Bartee Doyne, the wife of an end-stage alcoholic. This is a great resource for anyone that has a close relationship with an alcoholic or a recovering addict.
You’ll find many heartbreaking, interesting, inspirational, and funny stories that can give you insight into helping a close one deal with their addiction. 15 million Americans struggle with getting sober and this blog is for those people and the folks close to them.
The Miracle of the Mundane
Mark Goodson’s blog, The Miracle of the Mundane, is a fascinating place where you’ll find poetry, essays, and stories from a former addict who has the itch to write. He’s a talented wordsmith with many touching tales to tell. There’s also a community section where other aspiring writers can submit content.
The Miracle of the Mundane is a great blog if you love well-written stories about addiction and recovery from someone who appreciates the “boring” stuff in life.
Don’t Give Up On Addiction Blogs
If none of these great addiction blogs do it for you, there are many, many more to be found on the web. In 2019, more than ever, you can find resources to help you cope with your addiction, or at the very least let you know that there’s plenty of people out there that have similar problems.
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