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Information and support for those affected by alcoholism. If you are concerned about alcohol's effect on your life or a loved one's life, please feel welcome. We have a few simple rules for this subreddit:

  1. Exclusionary language and attitudes are not allowed in /r/alcoholism. Rudeness, insults, and disrespect will not be tolerated. Disagreement and debate and alternative opinions are welcome, but rudeness is never appropriate.

  2. This is a sober space. Please do not post or comment while you are intoxicated. Feel free to come back after you've slept it off.

  3. This subreddit is for people struggling with addiction and working on sobriety. Text posts, link posts, and comments that are not appropriate will be removed. Inappropriate topics include:

  4. Romanticizing and glorifying intoxicants
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Alcoholism self-screening tests:

12 Questions Only You Can Answer

DSM 5 Alcohol Use Disorder screening (Scroll down.)

If you are worried about a friend or relative's drinking:

r/alanon A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.


SAMHSA’s National Helpline (U.S.) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Medical information on alcohol withdrawal

Programs of recovery (not affiliated with reddit):

Alcoholics Anonymous

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Agnostic AA NYC (includes a worldwide listing of Agnostic AA meetings)

Buddhist Recovery Network

Cocaine Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Heroin Anonymous


Marijuana Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Rational Recovery

Refuge Recovery

SMART Recovery

Women for Sobriety

What are AA meetings like?

[What to expect at an AA meeting] ( written by redditor /r/coolcrosby

Your First AA Meeting, An Unofficial Guide For the Perplexed by Floyd P. Garrett, M.D.

Related reddits:

/r/AtheistTwelveSteppers a community for atheists in recovery.

/r/redditorsinrecovery, a place for Redditors in recovery to hang out, share experiences, and support each other.

/r/smartrecovery, focused on the SMART Recovery 4-Point Program

/r/stopdrinking, a place for redditors to motivate each other to control or stop drinking.

/r/opiatesrecovery, a support group dedicated to helping you kick the habit.

/r/leaves, for people trying to quit smoking pot or deciding if they should.

Links to recovery literature:

Big Book of AA

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (Bill W)

Various AA pamphlets

Various NA books and pamphlets

Marijuana Anonymous pamphlets

Crystal Meth Anonymous Literature

WFS New Life Program

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Other helpful links:

Sober Recovery (recovery resources, very active forum)

Agnostic AA Meetings

ICYPAA (The International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous)

EURYPAA (The All-Europe Young People in AA Convention)

Please message the moderators if you have any suggestions about the subreddit.

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