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!



This Naked Mind

There Is No Magic Button 

That Sober Guy

Hello Sunday Morning

Books & Articles

Setting Clear Boundaries

Henry Cloud, When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

Relieving Anxiety

Rick Carson, Taming your Gremlin

SJ Scott, Declutter your mind, How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
8 week FREE online course

Overcoming Depression

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart

Tal Ben-Shahar, Happier, Learn Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

Inspirational Recovery Stories

Annie Grace, This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

Rebecca Weller, A Happier Hour
Written by a Health Coach who struggled with Alcohol and went through a 3 month Sobriety experiment.

Dina Proctor, Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell To Happy In Nine Minutes A Day

Gabrielle Glaser, How Alcoholics Anonymous Is Not A One Size Fits All Solution

Michael Wilson, Loving Lions: A Guide For Families Struggling With Addiction

Louise Hay, Positive Affirmations


Intelligent Change, Five Minute Journal

Millie Marcotta, Curious Creatures: A Coloring Book Adventure

Self Compassion

Resources for learning & practicing self-compassion.



Refuge Recovery



Simple Habit

Insight Timer



10 Percent Happier

Muse (product + app for meditation & stress)


What to do when you can’t sleep

Slumber App (for iPhone iOS users)

Sleep as Android (for Android)

Communities & Hobbies

A list of recovery groups
Community Recovery Groups

Small online community groups

Find Local Meetups

Pin, collect, and share ideas

Learn an instrument online

A place where photographer/journalists captures stories of people in recovery

Listen to amazing speakers with amazing ideas

Psychological Resources

Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates

American Psychological Association