Recovery Resources

Asking for help is one of the biggest (and often one of the toughest) first steps we take toward recovery. At The Wagon, we leave the help to the professionals. There’s no shortage of recovery resources available — and most are free.

24-Hour Help Line

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service). Here, you can speak to a human who can guide you through the next best steps for you or a loved one seeking help. The helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referrals and information about mental health and substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery, in English and Spanish.

Support Groups

Interested in recovery support groups? Below are links to both 12-step and non-12-step programs. Most groups offer online meetings, so you can check them out right from the comfort of your couch.

Online Meetings

Free Apps

Recovery-Related Podcasts

Education and Tools

Below are links to other recovery resources and sobriety support:


While Reddit isn’t a professional service, it does offer a multitude of message boards that can connect someone with other people going through similar experiences for support and other recovery resources depending on the type of addiction. Click the little triangle to expand this topic.

Here is a listing of subreddits related to addiction, addiction support, and the problems that often come along with addiction.

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

/r/AlAnon – For relatives and friends of people who struggle with alcohol use.

/r/AdultChildren – A recovery community for Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

/r/alcoholicsanonymous – AA on Reddit.

/r/alcoholism – Information and support for those affected by alcoholism.

/r/altsober – A place where punks, metal heads, goths, hip hop heads, and other subcultural identities outside of the mainstream unite. For when you don’t have to choose between being sober and being a freak.

/r/AtheistTwelveSteppers – For atheists involved in 12-step programs.

/r/brosaemvmeste – A community for Russian speakers who want to quit drinking.

/r/DinosaursInRecovery – A private community for people who have achieved at least one year of sobriety from alcohol.

/r/SMARTRecovery – A subreddit dedicated to SMART Recovery.

/r/SoberBartenders – A place for service industry folks who are sober/trying not to drink/to drink less.

/r/stopdrinking – A place for Redditors to motivate each other to control or stop drinking.

/r/teetotal – For those who don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, but also don’t necessarily identify as “straight edge.”

Sober ‘adjacent’ (subreddits that sober or sober curious people might enjoy)

/r/NABEER – A subreddit for discussing non-alcoholic beer

/r/SoberArt – A place to post art made in the freshest state of mind: sober.

/r/SoberCurious – A forum for anyone who is “sober curious” — a wellness attitude about (not) drinking.

/r/SoberStackers – A community that strives to help people stay sober by sharing the things that they like to collect.

/r/stopdrinkingfitness – A fitness sub aimed at sobernauts looking to get active.

Support with other addictions or unwanted behaviors

/r/benzorecovery – A place for people dealing with benzodiazepine dependence

/r/CompulsiveSkinPicking – A place for people with Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP).

/r/decaf – For people wishing to cut down or quit using caffeine.

/r/leaves – A support community focused on quitting cannabis.

/r/nosurf – A community of people who are focused on becoming more productive and wasting less time on the internet.

/r/opiatesrecovery – A support group dedicated to recovery from opiate use.

/r/problemgambling – For individuals who have struggled – or know somebody who has struggled – with a gambling problem.

/r/QueerAndSober – A safe space for queer folx who are trying to get sober or living in sobriety to come together and share their experiences.

/r/quittingkratom – Receive support with quitting kratom, withdrawal & recovery.

/r/quittingphenibut – For experiences and discussions related to quitting phenibut

/r/QuitVaping – quit vaping

/r/recovery – A sub for you to gain support in recovery from anything. e.g. trauma, drugs, pills, injuries, and mental health.

/r/Sober – For people who are sober or looking to get sober

/r/sobrietyandrecovery – Information and support for people suffering from habitual substance abuse.

/r/StopSpeeding – A recovery community for those addicted to stimulants.

/r/StopDipping – A place for Redditors to motivate each other to quit using smokeless tobacco.

/r/StopGaming – for help with gaming addiction

/r/StopSelfHarm – stop self harm

/r/stopsmoking – For help quitting smoking