Addiction recovery is by all means an incredibly challenging endeavor, although research shows that it’s entirely possible to achieve. Whether you’re currently in treatment, in a support group, or you’re managing recovery on your own, you may find yourself in need of some extra support. Luckily, at the age of the Internet, there’s a wealth of helpful content on coping with addiction. The only issue is, when there’s so much information available, sometimes it may be a bit difficult to know where to start. We’ve compiled this list of the top online resources to get you started.
The Rewired Addiction channel is managed by former drug user Derek Lambert. He has successfully quit alcohol and heroin and uses his personal experience and wisdom to support those who share his past struggles. His work is refreshingly sincere as he speaks candidly on anything and everything relating to addiction, including his experiences with overdosing, dealing with cravings, relapsing, and dealing with shame. His channel also features interviews with professionals in the field who discuss their expertise. Start off with one of Derek’s most popular videos, such as How I Quit Heroin or 5 Tips to Stay Sober in Early Sobriety.
Dr. KJ Foster, the owner of YouTube channel Fostering Resilience, is a counsellor who specializes in substance abuse and trauma. She has over 15 year of experience in the field and she has struggled with alcohol addiction herself. As she has personally found meditation to be a key component of her success in recovery, she often posts her own meditation content on her channel. She also produces a lot of talk videos that discuss topics such as healing self-esteem from addictive thinking, how to stay sober at a party, and myths about recovery. Finally, her channel features a lot of general mental health videos, as she believes that improving mental health and advancing recovery go hand in hand.
This channel is also managed by a former alcohol user — Ky. His mission is to provide hope and advice and to affirm that beating addiction is possible. He shares that although there was a point in his life where he felt like he could never stop drinking and could not even go 6 hours without a drink, he’s been alcohol free for a while and he’s living a much happier and healthier life. Ky is extremely prolific as he posts multiple videos per day. He gracefully covers a range of sensitive topics, including why addicts steal, what quitting for a year feels like, and where substance users hide their alcohol. If you’re not sure where to start, try watching one of his most popular videos — Top 10 Things That Get Better When You’re Sober.
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