Additional Resources For Ria Health Members

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Important Components of Recovery


Community/Social Support

Social isolation and stressed personal relationships are common for people struggling with AUD. Reconnecting with others is a great way to further explore yourself, and restore emotional balance. These social interactions DO NOT need to be centered around addiction or recovery, but starting out by joining recovery groups is a great way to connect in a supportive environment.

Self Care and Coping Mechanisms

Drinking can feel like a type of self care, but it becomes harmful when it’s used as a primary coping mechanism. Often, people dealing with AUD have replaced other forms of self care with drinking. Finding new ways to care for yourself is an important step in redefining your relationship with alcohol.

Our coaches have prepared a list of resources to help you with these goals, and others, as you make your way through the program. Some of these resources were passed on to us from other Ria Health members: if you find something from outside this list that you think would help other people, feel free to let your coach know!

Resources


Podcasts

This Naked Mind
https://thisnakedmind.com/category/podcast/

There Is No Magic Button
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/there-is-no-magic-button/id1329197022?mt=2

That Sober Guy
http://www.thatsoberguy.com/

Hello Sunday Morning
https://soundcloud.com/createalifethatisbeautiful/hellosundaymorning

Books & Articles

Setting Clear Boundaries

Henry Cloud, When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Updated-Expanded-When-Control/dp/0310351804

Relieving Anxiety

Rick Carson, Taming your Gremlin
https://www.amazon.com/Taming-Your-Gremlin-Surprisingly-Getting/dp/0060520221/

SJ Scott, Declutter your mind, How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
https://www.amazon.com/Declutter-Your-Mind-Worrying-Eliminate-ebook/dp/B01KU04K5A

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
8 week FREE online course
https://palousemindfulness.com/index.html

Overcoming Depression

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
https://www.amazon.com/When-Things-Fall-Apart-Difficult/dp/1611803438

Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier, Learn Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment
https://www.amazon.com/Happier-Learn-Secrets-Lasting-Fulfillment/dp/0071492399

Inspirational Recovery Stories

Annie Grace, This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
https://www.amazon.com/This-Naked-Mind-Discover-Happiness/dp/0996715002

Rebecca Weller, A Happier Hour
Written by a Health Coach who struggled with Alcohol and went through a 3 month Sobriety experiment.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0994602308

Dina Proctor, Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell To Happy In Nine Minutes A Day
https://www.amazon.com/Madly-Chasing-Peace-Happy-Minutes/dp/1614483027

Gabrielle Glaser, How Alcoholics Anonymous Is Not A One Size Fits All Solution
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/

Michael Wilson, Loving Lions: A Guide For Families Struggling With Addiction
https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Lions-families-struggling-addiction/dp/1723386340

Louise Hay, Positive Affirmations
https://www.louisehay.com/affirmations

Activities

Intelligent Change, Five Minute Journal
https://www.amazon.com/Five-Minute-Journal-Happier-Minutes/dp/0991846206

Millie Marcotta, Curious Creatures: A Coloring Book Adventure
https://www.amazon.com/Curious-Creatures-Coloring-Adventure-Marotta/dp/1454709928

Self Compassion

Resources for learning & practicing self-compassion.
https://self-compassion.org/

Meditation

Groups

Refuge Recovery
https://refugerecovery.org

Apps

Headspace
iOS
Android

Simple Habit
iOS
Android

Insight Timer
iOS
Android

Calm
iOS
Android

Websites

10 Percent Happier
https://www.10percenthappier.com/

Muse (product + app for meditation & stress)
https://choosemuse.com/

Sleep

What to do when you can’t sleep
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/treatment/what-do-when-you-cant-sleep

Slumber App (for iPhone iOS users)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slumber-fall-asleep-insomnia/id1109543953?mt=8

Sleep as Android (for Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.sleep

Communities & Hobbies

A list of recovery groups
Community Recovery Groups

Small online community groups
www.campfire.care

Find Local Meetups
https://meetup.com

Pin, collect, and share ideas
https://www.pinterest.com/

Learn an instrument online
http://artistworks.com/

A place where photographer/journalists captures stories of people in recovery
http://www.theroomsproject.org/

Listen to amazing speakers with amazing ideas
https://www.ted.com/talks

Psychological Resources

Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates
https://www.pcpasf.com/

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/