Social Media

Social Media, such as blogs, social networks, forums, and photo sharing have become very important in the last decade or so.

Online Meetings

There are online resources where you can join a meeting or have a chat with others who are members of AA, OA, or quite a few other Twelve-Step programs. Here are a few to check out:


This service has several OA meetings every day, done in chat style. For example, at the time this was written, they were at 7am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 6pm, 8:15pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am, all times Eastern US Time. To use it, go to their meetings page where you will see the list of current meetings. A little before the meeting is to start, choose a short nickname and type it into the box above the Connect button, and then click on that button.

Watch for a while until you get an idea of how it is done. One clue is to type an asterisk * by itself on a line to ask to speak. The moderator will call on you in turn. When you have finished speaking, type DONE so the moderator will know to call on someone else.

This service has a couple of OA meetings each week, done by video conferencing. At the time of this writing, they were Tuesdays at 9pm and Saturdays at 2pm, both Eastern US.

You do not need a webcam, but apparently you do need a microphone. And tablets and smartphones were not supported, as of this writing.

Online, see also: Assertiveness, Community, Contacts, Coping skills, Crisis, Eating plans, Feelings, Intervention, Love & caring, Meetings, Obsession, Other support groups, Priorities, Relapse & prevention, Relationships, Service & giving, Sponsorship, Stinking thinking, Tools of recovery, Trust.

Updated 13 Oct 2015

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