When it comes to thriving in the recovery community and finding like-minded support, we could all use a little help.
That’s what’s great about fellowship meetings, social networks focused on recovery — like InTheRooms — and other online connections. Twitter is a great tool to connect and share, all with the option of anonymity. From inspirational quotes to recovery-related chats and news, it’s an easy place to reach out for support and promote recovery.
Here are 18 people who help us stay the course every day. Each of these Tweeps can provide helpful information, inspiration or a virtual shoulder to lean on.
Who did we miss? Tell us in the comments!
@AddictionChat hosts a weekly
#AddictionChat every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST. Each week there is a different topic and a guest speaker — or Tweeter — at least once a month. Simply use the hashtag #AddictionChat to join in.
U.S. Drug Policy @ONDCP
Keep up with U.S. drug policy and the effort to restore balance to U.S. drug control through a public health and safety approach.
Maintained by Dan Gamito, associate editor, here’s a great place to gain psychology and mental health information and support.
Brené Brown @BreneBrown
Brené Brown is a vulnerability researcher at the University of Houston, Hazelden author and an inspiring writer and speaker. She studies shame, empathy and courage.
You can follow Renew Media’s very own Editorial Director who also describes himself as a writer, editor, sober evangelist and blogger — InspiredSobriety.com.
In The Rooms @intherooms
Follow the global recovery community on Twitter and you’ll always know when the next online meeting is.
Faces & Voices of Recovery @FACESandVOICES
Faces & Voices is a national recovery advocacy group with the goal to end stigma and discrimination against people in or seeking recovery.
Betsey DeGree @momoffmeth
Mom Off Meth blog writer, Betsey Degree, described herself as a woman in long-term recovery, airing her real, dirty laundry regarding her addiction and recovery. Betsey also contributes weekly to Renew.
Queer & Sober @queerandsober
This nonprofit organization highlights the best of sober and clean living with a focus on the LGBT community. As the organization says, “Getting sober doesn't mean the party's over … the party is JUST beginning!”
Renew at @RenewEveryDay
Forgive the plug, but following Renew on Twitter – or any of our other social media networks — keeps you connected to the Renew team and the news and features important to the recovery community.
Sobriety Addict writer, Rachael Ekinci, is also the author and owner of addicted-to-sobriety.com, which provides people with information about substance abuse, addiction, and treatment and gives people a place to share their stories or struggles.She was awarded the Unsung Hero 2012 by Caron Foundation.
Cathy Taughinbaugh @treatmenttalk
Cathy Taughinbaugh is a life and recovery coach and founder of Treatment Talk. She’s a mom who has been on a journey with her children, learning about addiction, recovery and miracles.
HuffPost Living @HealthyLiving
The Huffington Post's Healthy Living page is dedicated to being the go-to site for information and news about health and wellness.
Dan Griffin @12stepsformen
Dan isthe author of A Mans Way through the Twelve Steps and Helping Men Recover. You can read Dan’s Renew blog, “Real Men, Real Recovery,” here.
Heroes in Recovery @HeroesNRecovery
Heroes in Recovery challenges the stigma associated with the word addiction, because every person who takes a step toward change is a hero.
Patty Powers @sobercoachnyc
Patty Powers is a writer and sober coach with the A&E series Relapse.
Dr. David Sack @DrDavidSack
Dr. Sack, board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry, discusses latest trends in addiction treatment.