The 12Step.org site is not a social networking site for recovery -
for those, please see our
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
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
(also sometimes called
) and tele-meetings (over telephones).
Online meetings over the internet can be
conducted in video or text chat rooms or similar venues.
The 12Step.org website does not keep a listing of face-to-face
but we do list many other
The 12Step.org website does try to keep a list of online meeting sites
and also a
calendar of available
. These are available for one type of
addiction or another throughout many hours of each day.
We also have a section for
personal experiences working
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
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.