Contact and Resources

Have a question? Need a comment edited or removed? Just want to say hi?

Yes, please, feel free to e-mail me! My email is:

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If you have an urgent drinking related emergency and you need to e-chat or e-mail someone, click here 24/7, fill out the form, and someone will respond quickly: http://aa-intergroup.org/urgent/index.php

Yes, it is an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) site. No, I do not endorse AA or any one recovery program. But if you need help, it is a good place to start. You will get a quick response from someone who wants to help you and who has been in your shoes before. Once you get through your rough patch, you can then explore all of your sobriety options. The above site also lists on-line meeting resources. 

If you would rather speak to someone (in the USA): SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357): Provides 24-hour, free, and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery in English and Spanish. (SAMHSA stands for “Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration”)

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Do you think you may have a drinking problem? Do you wonder if you may be an alcoholic? You can take a self-assessment here:

http://www.ncadd.org/index.php/learn-about-alcohol/alcohol-abuse-self-test

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If you are thinking about stopping drinking, this page walks you through what to expect and what you can do to maximize your success:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/alcohol_abuse_alcoholism_help_treatment_prevention.htm

The same site lists several recovery help groups, including AA, SOS, SMART and WFS:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/support_groups_alcohol.htm

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If you are thinking of trying AA, this helped me learn what to expect from my first AA meeting:

http://www.bma-wellness.com/papers/First_AA_Meeting.html

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These sites offer numerous links on all aspects of addiction:

http://ireta.org/links-categorized

http://www.drugfree.org/recover

http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/

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Looking for more sobriety and recovery type blogs?

Mrs. D has a comprehensive list at her blog:

http://livingwithoutalcohol.blogspot.com/p/who-am-i.html

Paul spotlighted many and what he loves about each here:

http://messageinabottleblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/roll-call-aka-giving-it-up-for-my-fellow-peeps/

Heather has a recovery blog page here:

http://soberboots.com/recovery-bloggers/

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If you are in the United States and need immediate help with any crisis:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255); Provides a free, 24-hour helpline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

If you are outside of the United States and need immediate help, here is a listing of international suicide / crisis hotline numbers:

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

For more listings of US and International numbers, chat sites, emails, and other crisis resources, visit:

http://suicideprevention.wikia.com/wiki/Online

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* I do not track my site visitors. WordPress (my blog host site) keeps track of total number of link clicks, but not clicks by individuals. I have no way to tell who clicks on any links, so click as often as you’d like or just copy and paste the direct links I posted into a new internet window. If privacy is a concern, be sure to empty your browsing history and cookie cache as well, and use extreme caution if using a work computer. I have no affiliation with any of the above sites, I list them only as resources for you. If you need help, please get some help, okay? ~ Christy