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Information and support for those affected by alcoholism/Alcohol Use Disorder. If you are concerned about alcohol's effect on your life or a loved one's life, please feel welcome.#### Description Information and support for those affected by alcoholism/Alcohol Use Disorder. If you are concerned about alcohol's effect on your life or a loved one's life, please feel welcome.

We have a few simple rules for this subreddit:

  1. This is a sober space. Please do not post or comment while you are intoxicated. Feel free to come back after you've slept it off.

  2. Exclusionary language and attitudes are not allowed in /r/alcoholism. Rudeness, insults, and disrespect will not be tolerated. Disagreement and debate and alternative opinions are welcome, but rudeness is never appropriate.

  3. This subreddit is for people struggling with addiction and working on sobriety. Text posts, link posts, and comments that are not appropriate will be removed. Inappropriate topics include:

  • Romanticizing and glorifying intoxicants
  • Commercial posts, promoting a specific product or service for sale
  • Surveys/ seeking participants for research studies or similar
  • Crowdfunding or charity appeals
  1. When commenting, remember that this is a forum for discussion. Comments or posts with a single purpose of linking elsewhere will be removed.

  2. No bots are allowed in this subreddit. If you see a comment from a bot, please report it.

If you are worried about a friend or relative's drinking:

r/alanon A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

r/AdultChildren A support group for those who were raised by alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional caregivers.

Al-Anon The wider organisation of Alanon

Ala-Teen For those aged 13-19 being affected by a family member's drinking

SMART Recovery The family section of SMART Recovery

The Laundry List of traits of Adult Children Of Alcoholics from ACOA

Alcoholism self-screening tests:

Do I have a problem? - detailed self-assessment questions for Alcohol Use Disorder, by u/TheWoodBotherer

12 Questions Only You Can Answer

DSM 5 Alcohol Use Disorder screening (Scroll down.)

The 12 'Fucked' Steps - a sweary re-write of the 12 steps from AA!

How To Deal With The Fuck-Its by Redditor u/PJMurphy

Medical information on alcohol withdrawal

More information on withdrawal and related topics

Information on the [Kindling Effect](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindling_(sedative%E2%80%93hypnotic_withdrawal), where withdrawal symptoms can get worse every time you go through it

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (U.S.) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Programs of recovery (not affiliated with reddit):

Alcoholics Anonymous

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Agnostic AA NYC (includes a worldwide listing of Agnostic AA meetings)

Buddhist Recovery Network

Cocaine Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Heroin Anonymous


Marijuana Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Rational Recovery

Refuge Recovery

Recovery Dharma

SMART Recovery

Women for Sobriety

What are AA meetings like?

[What to expect at an AA meeting] (https://www.reddit.com/r/alcoholism/comments/2v573a/the_where_why_and_what_should_i_expect_at_my/) written by redditor /u/coolcrosby

Your First AA Meeting, An Unofficial Guide For the Perplexed by Floyd P. Garrett, M.D.

Related reddits:

/r/stopdrinking, a place for redditors to motivate each other to control or stop drinking

/r/Alcoholism_Medication, for discussion of the various medical options that can be used in the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

/r/dryalcoholics, a support group that doesn't care about what stage you are in quitting or moderating your drinking, just that you are making an effort

/r/AtheistTwelveSteppers, a community for atheists in recovery

/r/Alcoholicsanonymous, the subreddit of Alcoholics Anonymous

/r/redditorsinrecovery, a place for redditors in recovery to hang out, share experiences, and support each other

/r/smartrecovery, focused on the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program

/r/opiatesrecovery, a support group dedicated to helping you kick the habit

/r/leaves, for people trying to quit smoking pot or deciding if they should

/r/stopsmoking, a place for redditors to motivate each other to quit smoking

/r/sugarfree, for redditors dealing with sugar addiction

/r/decaf, for redditors wishing to cut out caffeine

/r/recovery, a sub about recovery from anything, including drugs, trauma, mental illness, bigotry etc

/r/problemgambling, a resource for individuals who have struggled - or know somebody who has struggled - with a gambling problem

/r/sober, redditors helping each other get and stay sober

r/Young_Alcoholics, for anyone under 30 who is actively recovering, successfully recovered, or struggling with alcohol abuse and/or the struggles/positives of being sober at a young age

/r/addiction, discussion about addiction in all its forms

r/MentalHealthUK, a subreddit dedicated to providing support, resources and a space aimed mainly at people in the UK dealing with mental health issues

Links to recovery literature:

The Books List from r/stopdrinking

Big Book of AA

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (Bill W)

Various AA pamphlets

Various NA books and pamphlets

Living Sober

Marijuana Anonymous pamphlets

Crystal Meth Anonymous Literature

WFS New Life Program

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Online Meetings:

AA Online Meeting Finder

SMART Recovery

In The Rooms

Refuge Recovery

Recovery Dharma



Recovery Elevator

Dharma Punx

This Naked Mind

Bubble Hour

Take A Break

AA Beyond Belief

Other useful websites:

Alcohol Explained

Lying Minds

Mrs D Is Going Without (blog)

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being

Other helpful links:

Sober Recovery (recovery resources, very active forum)

Agnostic AA Meetings

ICYPAA (The International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous)

EURYPAA (The All-Europe Young People in AA Convention)

Please message the moderators if you have any suggestions about the subreddit.

The most common phrases the members use:

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turned into
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long term
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