Recovery Tools

Recovery Radio Programs

Support your recovery with any of these recovery radio stations.

  • Recovery101.net—This recovery radio program is less like a 12-step meeting and more like going to coffee afterward.
  • The Recovery Radio Network—A collection of Internet-based radio stations providing recovery speakers, 12-step workshops, and helpful tips from the medical profession. The network is on-demand in a streaming media format.
  • Steppin’ Out: The 12-Step Radio Show—We all know someone who has a problem with addiction. Steppin’ Out brings insight and support to those addicted and the people who care about them. These stories are also for those who want to know what it is like to experience substance use.

In The Rooms

At any time, from any place, you can find online discussions revolving around just about any topic in any 12-step group. In the Rooms is a welcoming place to get your questions answered. Registration is required but you only need give as much information as you are comfortable divulging. Whether you’re sober, clean, or seeking help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, you are welcome at In the Rooms.

Phone apps

Work your recovery on the go, these phone apps can help.

  • Sponsor Support (Optimized Telecom Inc.—iOS)
    You can talk to your sponsor through voice or e-mail. Keep track of your days of success. Journal your daily thoughts. Keep your group and medical contacts at hand. The app sends a map of your location by GPS when you contact your sponsor.
  • Steps Away — Locate Worldwide 12-Step Meetings (DBJ Apps—iOS, Android)
    This app finds your location and directs you to the nearest 12-step meeting in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. Meetings include Alcoholics Anonymous / Narcotics Anonymous / Overeaters Anonymous / Gamblers Anonymous / Cocaine Anonymous / Debtors Anonymous / Al-Anon / Al-Ateen.
  • iPromises
    An iPhone recovery app with trigger alerts and a visual journal. There is a directory of phone numbers to find an AA meeting in the US, Canada, and some international offices. Add friends and share meetings, track your progress and challenges, and get a daily positive message one day at time.
  • Mindful Meditation
    Prefer listening and a laid-back approach to well-being? These online meditations can help you support your recovery. Research has shown meditation to be a helpful tool for people seeking or in recovery.

Online and Face-to-Face Support Groups

Talking with others who have “been there” is incredibly powerful. There are online and in-person groups that are helping people find their recovery. Here are links to some reputable groups that offer online and face-to-face meetings at no cost to you

GA Council on Substance Abuse CARES Warm Line

The GA Council on Substance Abuse CARES (Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist) Warm Line offers support for those struggling with addiction who would like to talk with a peer. This line is also for those who know someone in or seeking recovery. The peers will offer hope, support, and will promote wellness and self-directed care. Call or text: 844-326-5400

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Need help? Do not hesitate. Receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Identifying and Coping with Trauma

People who have gone through upsetting events will find this tool an easy-to-use way of thinking about and moving toward recovery from trauma.

Seeking Safety—Trauma Survivor Empowerment

Trauma survivors often need to learn specific skills to help them overcome the effects of the trauma. While Seeking Safety may or may not be free, it is a tool you can look for in your community and share with your provider as something you would like to join in.

Making and Keeping Friends

As a person living with addiction, we often isolate ourselves and have to relearn how to build friendship. Isolation makes our symptoms much worse. This simple tool gives us steps to take and encourages us to reduce our isolation.

Resources for Specific Populations