Late in 2009, I was able to get out of a destructive relationship and quit drugs. Eventually, I embraced complete sobriety and quit drinking on February 1, 2010. I am grateful for all of my mentors who’ve walked this recovery journey with me. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without their help. #Grateful
Furthermore, when I got sober I set out on a journey to uncover why I became addicted to drugs and alcohol. This has proven to be the best use of my time yet. I’ve learned to unearth the lies and embrace my true identity and calling in life.
If you are here because you struggle with alcoholism or addiction of any kind, know you don’t have to go it alone. There are a plethora of free recovery options available and I plan to link to them all. If I’m missing one please let me know.
If you are in a dangerous situation, please call 911.
Additionally, feel free to reach out to me and gain another cheerleader: msfiology [at] gmail.com
Many of these resources are free (anonymous programs) and some are not (rehabs). My advice for the latter is to first check with your particular health insurance plan for in-network rehab facilities.
If you attend to an out-of-network rehab, you could be stuck with a huge bill. If you need hospitalization, detox and/or rehab, make sure you choose an in-network facility.
I’d hate to see you walk out of rehab with a large financial burden.
If you need assistance, I recommend calling your insurance company for a listing of in-network options.
- AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
- ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Addiction and Sleep – an article on Tuck.com
- Addiction Rehab Centers
- Addiction Resource
- Alcohol and Sleep – an article on Tuck.com
- American Addiction Centers
- CA – Cocaine Anonymous
- Christian Counseling & Free Resources – in particular for anyone who’s struggled with addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, or chronic relationship failures.
- CODA – Co-dependents Anonymous
- Consumer Safety Guide
- COSA – Anyone affected by compulsive sexual behavior
- COSLAA – CoSex and love addicts anonymous
- CR – Celebrate Recovery
- CM – Crystal Meth Anonymous
- DA -Debtors Anonymous
- Drug Rehab Guides for Addiction & Mental Health – an article on AmericanAddictionCenters.org
- EA – Emotions Anonymous
- FA – Families Anonymous
- FAA – Food Addicts Anonymous
- FA – Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
- Financial Strategies for the Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers – an article on creditcards.com
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Heroin Anonymous
- Inpatient Alcohol Treatment –an article on alcoholrehabguide.org
- Is My Teen Using Drugs? A Guide to The Signs of Drug Use in Teens – an article on DrLigotti.com
- MA – Marijuana Anonymous
- NA- Narcotics Anonymous
- NicA – Nicotine Anonymous
- Overeaters Anonymous
- PA – Pills Anonymous
- Rehab Centers – Locate the Best Inpatient Drug Rehab Center
- Recovery Motivation – an article on drugrehab.com
- SA – Sexaholics Anonymous
- SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous
- SCA – Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
- SIA – Survivors of Incest Anonymous
- SLAA – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
- Smoking Among College Students – article from onlineMaryville.edu
- SRA – Sexual Recovery Anonymous
- Survivors of Suicide
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- The Phoenix Spirit– a bi-monthly publication of articles geared towards recovery
- The Recovery Village
- The Sobriety E-Book from drugrehab.com
- UA – Underearners Anonymous
- WA – Workaholics Anonymous
- What to Consider When Reconnecting with Estranged Family – article from onlinepysch.pepperdine.edu