Online Addiction Therapy

Here are a number of online addiction resources In no particular order

In The Rooms Website

Ken Pomerance and Ron Tannebaum started “In The Rooms” with a simple goal in mind: to give recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings.

In The Rooms is described as “Your recovery space when you can’t meet face-to-face”. All you need to get started with this online resource is to create a free account. Ideally use a laptop or desktop computer. The site offers online meetings for several 12 Step Fellowships and other recovery options. It also has lots of interesting useful resources, blogs, articles and links to other recovery resources.

This 2 minute video will show you how to attend an online meeting  

Sober Recovery Website

Online forum with a community of over 168,000 recovering alcoholics, recovering addicts, recovering co-dependents and their friends, family and loved ones. The site also features information and other recovery resources

SMART Recovery website

Active online community, forum, recovery tools and support. A different approach to 12 Step philosophies and for some this is a welcome addition or alternative resource

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Your Phone

Stay connected with people in your support network.  It might be the call / text they needed.  For many in recovery picking up the phone has and is one of the most important defences against their addiction and an important tool in staying and enjoying healthy recovery

Messaging Apps

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WhatsApp and other messaging applications are a good way to bring people together.  Set up or join a group

Online video applications

Set up an online get together with recovery friends / peers, there are a number of free online video meeting applications, Zoom is particularly good and offers a free option (meetings limited to 40 minutes for more than 2 people at one time. Skype is a great way to do video chat.

Social Media and Forums

Facebook and other free social networking sites and applications (for example, Twitter / Instagram) have a number of recovery focused groups and forums you can join or individuals you can follow. Sign up and search terms like #recovery #addiction. Join in and connect.

Reddit has hundreds (maybe more) supportive communities focused on recovery.  This one here gets excellent feedback.

Your Brain on porn – This is a BIG website, specifically set up for people wanting to achieve or maintain recovery from pornography addiction. Excellent site with lots of links to research, forums and recovery tools.

Other ideas

Check out other recovery websites, podcasts, Ted Talks and YouTube there is so much good quality recovery material online nowadays.  Find what works for you, embrace what is available and stay connected with others.

Privacy and confidentiality

Keep in mind when using chat / internet and other technological based recovery tools that in some ways it can be “public” and what you share online can be seen by others. Also, some devices keep a record of where you have visited and what you have done, for example your internet history might be viewed by others using the same device.

Online Addiction Therapy

Access counselling and therapy for addiction. Online addiction therapy offers flexibility and convenience

Online addiction recovery resources
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