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What is the Best Sober Recovery Forum on the Web?

By Kayla Lobil | Last Edited: October 15, 2020 | 4 Sources

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Every sober recovery forum wants to help, and there are many forums discussing alcohol addiction available online and this provides an excellent support resource for the recovering alcoholic, as well as their families. Be it an atheistic forum, an AA forum or anything in-between you're seeking, there will be an alcohol forum out there that will meet your needs.

This is one way that technology has created new opportunities and outreach capabilities for the various alcohol rehab programs.

Usually, these forums are just one of a recovering alcoholic's weapons in their battle with alcohol. Rarely is a forum solely responsible for an alcoholic beating the booze.

What is an Alcoholism Forum Exactly?

If you are not familiar with the internet, a forum is what used to be called “bulletin board” or “discussion board”.

People register to join the forum and then have the ability to post messages and respond to other people's messages.

It's a great way to get to know other people so makes a perfect environment for a support group.

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What Makes a Good Alcohol Dependence Forum?

All forums are not created alike, however, and forums dealing with alcohol dependence are no different.

There are some excellent forums out there but there are also many that aren't very good at all.

On this page we will explain what to look for in the search for good alcoholism forums as well as point out a few of the best ones we've found.


The first thing to look for in forums dealing with alcohol issues would be the activity level.

How many members there are is important but it's up to you whether you would like to see a lot of members or a smaller, more intimate group.

The most important thing is that there is activity every day, preferably quite a bit of activity. Otherwise, it won't be as useful as a support mechanism for when you need help.


The other truly crucial factor to choosing an alcohol dependence forum would be that the ideals of the particular forum line up with your own philosophies.

For example, if you are a devout Christian who firmly believes that God will help you in your pursuit of sobriety, then a forum that operates on atheistic principles will not be a comfortable place for you.


A good alcoholism forum (or any forum for that matter) will have an active, fair and informed moderator(s). The role of the moderator is to 'police' the activity in the forum. Typically, a moderator welcomes newbies, check any discussions going on for spammy comments, flaming, rule violations, and will contribute constructively to the board as and when needed.

It is relatively easy to spot an unmoderated or badly moderated alcohol forum as the things listed above will not be getting done. Stay away form these forums as you could be misinformed, mislead or even insulted.

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Examples of Great Alcoholism Forums

There are some very large and active forums dealing with alcohol dependence on the web and here are just a few of the best ones we've found.

If the forums below are not to your liking then, as mentioned, there are plenty more out there. The trick is to try as many as you can and to settle on the one you feel most comfortable with.

Sober Recovery offers an excellent forum for those who follow AA principles. They offer sections to discuss each of the 12 steps and is a very active group with over 73,000 members. Be warned, this forum is very 12 step oriented so if you don't like the AA approach to alcoholism treatment, then avoid this one.

Sober'n Clean is partly an AA forum, hosted on facebook. It is a very active forum that offers a variety of both AA sections and alternative programs to discuss. One of the best features of this particular forum is they also include sections for those with dual diagnosis, such as PTSD or depression disorders.

The Sinclair This is an alcohol forum that focuses primarily on the so-called Sinclair Method. A contentious method that involves alcoholics continuing drinking while taking the anti-craving drug, Naltrexone. A 75% success rate is head shoulders above that which can be claimed by Alcoholics Anonymous. This forum gives an insight into the method and the experiences of those attempting to cut down on their alcohol intake using it. There are also useful discussions on other 'alternative' alcoholism treatments such as aversion therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). (For more on this unique alcoholism method, read the Sinclair Method)

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Lead Writer/Reviewer : Kayla Loibl

Licensed Medical Health Professional 


I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LCMHC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. Read More

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