Since I’ve been in recovery for my food and alcohol addictions, I’ve been surprised at the lack of community and resources online for us addicts. Sure, the fellowships I belong to all have websites and offer online meetings, but all of the forums and other forms of social media I’ve come across have been severely lacking. I just chalked it up to the power of face-to-face interaction with other members; maybe there wasn’t a big need for what I was looking for.
Yesterday, though, I was pleasantly surprised to find a site that could fill the bill I had in mind. In The Rooms is a brand new global recovery community that seems to get it. The site has most of the features you’d expect from a social media standpoint: profiles to fill out and browse, groups for fellowships, member-created groups, libraries for files, news, a blog, photo uploading, a daily meditation offering, and messaging between members.
I hope to make some friends “In the Rooms” and grow my circle of recovery friends around the globe even wider than it already is. That is always a good thing. If you’re in a 12-step recovery group, check it out!