A lot of people use ignition interlocks to help in the recovery process if they are having issues with alcohol. It forces you to get in the habit of not driving after drinking. Furthermore, because an ignition interlock monitors if you’ve been drinking, the information it collects can be used for the recovery process.
Of course, this is going to be challenging and stressful. It’s hard to break a habit. If you don’t know where to begin, here’s a list of sites that provide information and support.
Women for Sobriety – Like its name says, this site focuses on helping women overcome addiction, using their “New Life” program. It has chat rooms and a store where you can buy literature (books, booklets, workbooks), stationary, affirmation cards, plus audio CDs that range from a variety of topics.
12Step.org – This site is also part-directory for other sites that help with addiction and recovery. You can also download a program called “Recovery Journal” for free.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety – For people who do not feel comfortable with the spiritual components of sobriety programs, this site has a directory where you can find secular sobriety meetings and resources. Although the site is run by the Center for Inquiry in Los Angeles, you can search for nationwide meetings.
SobrietyLive.com – This is a social networking site for people who are or trying to get sober. Like other social networking sites, you can chat, talk in forums, look for local events, and join groups. The founder of the site, Tony U, wants this site to be a resource to take the dullness out of recovery and help people stay motivated and excited.
AAGrapevine.org – AA.org is the official Alcohol Anonymous website, but AA also runs this site, which is a journal written and edited by AA members. You even have the opportunity to submit your own work.
Of course, if you know of any other sites or resources, feel free to share them below!