If you know you need to quit drinking, but don't want to go to a physical AA meeting or a recovery center, online alcohol recovery groups may be an option for you. These groups can help you become sober just as well as live AA meetings or a treatment center, but you don't have to physically go to meetings to recover. We'll answer some questions about these types of recovery groups and talk about the different types of online alcohol recovery groups available, including the ones we offer at Lion Rock Recovery.
Why should I join an online alcohol recovery group?
There are many reasons someone might consider joining an online alcohol recovery group. They may not be able to get to an AA meeting, or maybe they want to use them for additional support when they can't get to a meeting, such as when they're away. Also, some people are ashamed to admit they have a problem, and joining an online group might seem safer than going to regular meetings outside of the home. Or maybe they live in a small town and don't want others to know they have a problem with alcohol.
What kinds of recovery groups are available?
Many recovery centers, including ours, have started offering online AA group meetings. The different types of AA group meetings we offer are:
12-Step Discussion meetings
During these meetings, we talk about a certain aspect of the 12 steps.
Big Book Workshops
During these meetings, we discuss an important topic covered in AA's Big Book.
During these meetings, we discuss an important topic covered in one of the 12 Steps
Alcohol recovery doesn't just affect the person going through it; it also affects their friends and family. Online Al-Anon Meetings allow them to share their experiences with our staff and other members of the group.
How do they work?
Just like any support group, the members of the group provide support and understanding to one another. They're there to share their experiences as they try to quit drinking because chances are many of them are going through the same struggles. They can also be great sources of inspiration and guidance. If you have a specific goal you're trying to achieve, other members should give you positive feedback and support you as you work towards it. The leaders and moderators should be able to give you advice and support as you try to overcome your addiction.
These are just some of the types of online alcohol recovery groups available. If you have a problem and you're considering trying an online recovery group, talk to your doctor, or to others you know who have quit drinking. They may be able to give you additional support or advice so you can start on your journey to sobriety. If you have questions about our groups, contact us at Lion Rock Recovery to find out more. Whether you choose to go to an online alcohol recovery group, an in-person recovery group, or a mix of the two, the important thing is that you find what works for you so you can stay sober.