What Is the Difference Between Online and In-Person Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings?

“Go to meetings.” It’s probably the first and most-often repeated advice given to people entering recovery for alcohol addiction, meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or any of the other 12-step self-help meetings appropriate for your situation). But is there a difference between online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and face-to-face meetings? What are the pros and cons…

Why Addicts Isolate and Why It’s a Problem

Isolation is extremely common in active addiction. People may turn to substances because they are lonely and have difficulty relating to others. As the disease of addiction progresses, the addict may have a very hard time interacting with other people, which leads to more isolation and loneliness. The compulsion to use alcohol or other drugs…