Social Resources

The 12Step.org site is not a social networking site for recovery - for those, please see our list of social networking sites for recovery. The pages in this section of the 12Step.org website do contain some basic information concerning social aspects of recovery, however. This includes information about meetings and about how individuals have worked the steps.


Meetings

Meetings have always been a critical part of 12 step programs. Traditionally, meetings have been physical gatherings in churches, schools, half-way houses or wherever someone was willing to provide room for an hour or so to support 12 step recovery. These are now often called Face-to-Face (or F2F) meetings to differentiate them from the more recent phenomena of online meetings (also sometimes called cyber-meetings) and tele-meetings (over telephones). Online meetings over the internet can be conducted in video or text chat rooms or similar venues.

Face-to-Face Meetings
The 12Step.org website does not keep a listing of face-to-face meetings, but we do list many other websites that do.

Online Meetings
The 12Step.org website does try to keep a list of online meeting sites and also a calendar of available online meetings. These are available for one type of addiction or another throughout many hours of each day.


Personal Experiences

We also have a section for personal experiences working the steps that are taken from a forum on a previous recovery website. These have entries from several people about their working of the 12 steps. This is now closed for direct editing, but please feel free to contact us if you have some experiences and insights that you would like to share.

In addition, we have posted the blogs of one person (DennisS) from the previous recovery social networking site, as they were especially enlightening and enjoyable. We hope that you enjoy glimpses of this one man's journey in sobriety.